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Mumbai cops register FIR against Hyd man for hoax hijack email

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

City police today registered an FIR against a Hyderabad-based man, who allegedly sent a hoax email to the police alerting them about possible plane hijacks at Mumbai, and airports.

Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna was booked under relevant sections of the and also under the provisions of the Act, a senior police official said.

Krishna sent the email to police chief in the name of a woman from last Saturday. It mentioned that a plane hijack was being planned at one of these airports.

The police commissioner then informed police who investigated the matter and later arrested Krishna.

The Mumbai police are in process of bringing the youth to the city for further probe, the official said.

According to police, Krishna sent the email because a Chennai-based girl whom he had befriended on site wanted to vacation in and had asked him to book her flight tickets from to Mumbai.

Krishna, who works as a transport agent, had posed as a bigshot businessman before this girl. He was short on cash and thus unable to book tickets for her, said police.

It was then that he decided to send the hoax mail to the police and then informed the girl that the Hyderabad, and Mumbai airports were in panic mode after a hijack threat, the police added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 19:57 IST