To avoid trip with girl friend, men sent a hoax hijack mail to airports

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Police has arrested one person in connection of a threat mail responsible for security alert at Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai airports earlier this week. Police found that mail was hoax and it is sent by Vamsi Krishna, a Hyderabad-based travel agent.

The hoax mail was sent to the Mumbai Police Commissioner.

According to the police, Krishna had promised his girlfriend based in Chennai, that he would take her on a trip to Mumbai. But because he fell short of money, he decided to create an emergency situation so that all the flights would remain cancelled from Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai airports.

“We traced him through the IP address. He used a cyber cafe to email and posed as a female so that he would not be identified. Further probe is on,” K Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police (crime) Hyderabad was quoted.

The Hyderabad Police Task Force have seized incriminating material from the accused, said ANI.

The e-mail mentioned a lady overhearing six boys discuss simultaneous hijack plans from Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.

In this regard, a special meeting of the Airport Passenger Service Charge (APSC) was convened at Mumbai Airport.

The contents of the e-mail were read out to all the members and they were briefed about the anti-hijacking measures to be ensured.

The agencies were requested to take all measures, in a manner similar to those taken during Independence Day and Republic Day.

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