To stall girlfriend from going to Goa, man sends hoax hijack email

Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna is seen in a photo released by Hyderabad police.

Instead of telling his paramour about his financial struggles, Krishna - who works as a travel agent - opted to fabricate a ticket for his online love. Claiming that the email sender was a woman from Hyderabad, the mail said she overheard a conversation that 23 persons planned to hijack flights at Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad.

Now, after investigation, the police said the "woman" who alerted the Mumbai police was Mr Krishna, who had sent the e-mail from a local cyber cafe in Hyderabad. As per sources close to Mumbai Mirror, he told the police that he resorted to the mischief as he had no money to fly to Pune to meet his girlfriend.

Hyderabad police on Thursday arrested a youth for sending a hoax mail to the Mumbai Police Commissioner about terrorists planning to hijack planes which led to authorities declaring high alert at three airports.

Security was stepped up at Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai airports earlier on April 16 following the hijack threat call. But by questioning the 15 users who were there when the mail was sent out, the police zeroed in on Mr Krishna.

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But Vamshi did not have enough money to plan the trip for her and hence, he created a fake flight ticket from Chennai to Mumbai in her name and emailed it to her. "They spoke some other things also but i couls not hear them as i heard only these few sentences from them, i dont know do am i doing correct or not and they are true or not but heard this so kindly go through this and as i informed this as a duty and a citizen of india and pls dont make me to get into issues".

Vamshi went to an Internet cafe in Hyderabad's SR Nagar a day before the scheduled journey and created a fake email id in the name of a woman and sent it to the Mumbai Police Commissioner.

Police booked Vamshi Krishna for cheating, impersonation, giving false information and under relevant sections of Information Technology Act. Vamshi Krishna said that he had met the girl on Facebook.

If convicted, he could be jailed for five years and have to pay a fine of upto Rs 10,000.


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