To thwart GF’s travel plans, man puts airport cops on tenterhooks

To thwart GF’s travel plans, man puts airport cops on tenterhooks
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Thirty-two year old travel agent Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna aka Vamshi Chowdary thought it was as simple as creating a fake email ID and shooting off a hoax mail to escape from the fury of his girlfriend. 

Hyderabad: Thirty-two year old travel agent Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna aka Vamshi Chowdary thought it was as simple as creating a fake email ID and shooting off a hoax mail to escape from the fury of his girlfriend.

In the process, he committed a serious crime in doing so. Merely to skip a pleasure trip with his girlfriend, he kept the entire security establishment of the country on tenterhooks for over five days until city police unraveled the truth with the arrest of the mischief monger.

It all began around 5pm after the Mumbai police received an email on April 15. The sender, claiming to be a woman, said in the mail that she overheard a group of six young men discussing in hushed voices about a plan for the simultaneous hijack of planes from Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai airports on April 16.

The sender also said in the mail that the youngsters were discussing their 23-member group splitting into three teams to carry out the simultaneous hijack mission. The sender further said in the mail that she did not wish to reveal her identity but was sending the mail as a responsible citizen of India.

The contents of the mail sent the Mumbai police made the security agencies get into heightened alert. They shared the details with the intelligence and subsequently it was shared with the security apparatus of the entire country in general, but with Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra police in particular.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which provides security for the airports, has been put on high alert. The CISF tightened the security at the three airports and thoroughly frisked each passenger. It also asked all the airlines to be extra careful.

In the meantime, the Hyderabad police intensified the probe since the mail originated from the city. The IP address led the investigators to a private internet café in Sanjeeva Reddy Nagar. But the internet café management failed to provide any CCTV footage since they did not install any CCTV cameras.

However, based on the register they filtered eight names. Further, CCTV footage from a nearby internet café was collected for analysis. Based on the clues, police zeroed in on the accused travel agent Vamshi. He spilled the beans during the interrogation.

The travel agent said that he had resorted to the mischief to avoid a pleasure trip to Mumbai and Goa as demanded by his girlfriend living in Chennai. He said he did not have money to take her on a pleasure trip but she was adamant. So, he scripted the plan to cancel the pleasure trip.

Before sending the hoax mail, Vamshi prepared a fake air ticket from Chennai to Mumbai and mailed it to his girlfriend to make her believe that he was indeed taking her to the trip demanded by her.

Then he went to E Net Zone in Sanjeeva Reddy Nagar, created a fake mail ID and sent the hoax mail. After an alert was sounded at the airports, Vamshi informed his girlfriend that the ticket was cancelled due to security threat and thus the trip had to be postponed.

Vamshi thought he had a sharp brain and succeeded in deceiving his girlfriend. But he never thought of the consequences of the hoax mail. Now the city police have sent him on a trip to the central prison. It has also come to light that he was accused in two cases of cheating earlier.

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