Man held raising false hijack alarm in three cities

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New Delhi : Five days ago, Mumbai police had received an e-mail about possible hijack attempts at the Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai airports, which raised alarm. The Hyderabad Police held a travel agent who sent an e-mail in the case.


Though it was mentioned the e-mail sender was a woman, the person turned out to be M Vamshi Krishna, a man. He promised his girlfriend living in Chennai that he would take her on a jolly trip to Mumbai by flight but had no money to book the ticket. While chatting online, he tried to convince her to cancel the trip but she didn’t pay heed to his request.

Unable to explain to girlfriend that he had no money for the trip, Vamshi decided to create a situation so that flights are cancelled.

Vamshi booked a fake ticket n his girlfriend's name from Chennai to Mumbai for April 16 and mailed it to her. A day before the scheduled journey, he went to an Internet café in SR Nagar and created a fake email id and mailed it to the Mumbai Police Commissioner.

Tracking the Internet Protocol address of the e-mail, the Hyderabad Police Commissioner’s Task Force sleuths traced it to the Internet café. They arrested Vamshi Krishna after he admitted to his guilt.