Hyderabad, April 20: 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.
Police said Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna had sent the mail on April 15 in the name of his girlfriend.
During interrogation, the accused revealed that he used to chat with his girlfriend who stays in Chennai. A few days ago, she proposed a trip to Mumbai and Goa.
As Krishna was facing financial problems, he requested her to drop the idea but she insisted.
“Seeking to scuttle the trip, he hatched a plan to make her believe that flights have been cancelled because of high alert at airports,” police said.