Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna has been arrested by Hyderabad police today and was sent to remand. He was arrested as he sent a fake email to the Mumbai police chief last Saturday. The email read that there could be a possible hijacks from Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai airports.
The police who went through the email immediately alerted all the three airports and the man who sent the email to the Mumbai police was investigated. On investigation, the police found that the man who sent the email did it so as to avoid a Goa trip with his girlfriend and it is total fake.
He revealed that his Chennai-based cyber girlfriend wanted a vacation in Goa and had asked him to book her flight tickets from Chennai to Mumbai. He is a transport agent by profession and was short on cash to book the flight. So, he thought of a way to get out of the situation and sent a fake email to the Mumbai police about possible hijack.
He sent the fake mail and told the girl that the Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai airports were in panic mode after a hijack threat. He introduced himself as women from Hyderabad in the mail to the police and with that clue the Mumbai Commissioner ordered the Hyderabad police to investigate on whereabouts of the mail sender.
Man arrested for sending fake hijack warning to Mumbai police
The mail read that she (he referred himself as she) had overheard six people talking about plane hijacks from Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad airports. The mail also read that the 23-member team would split into three to perform the simultaneous hijacks in three cities.
While investigating, the police traced the mail’s IP address to the E Net Zone Cyber Café in Madhuranagar. After looking into CCTV footage, the police found out that it was Vamshi who sent the fake mail.
DCP, Commissioner’s Task Force, B Limba Reddy said, Vamshi first befriended the women on Facebook three months ago. He had first suggested her to cancel the travel plans, but she didn’t hear.
DCP said that he then thought of creating a fake air ticket for his friend to travel from Chennai to Mumbai, but he gave up the idea because he would have thought of being dumped on founding about the fake tickets. He then created a fake email id and sent a fake mail to the Mumbai Police Commissioner as a woman.