Hoax hijack email: One person arrested
The Hyderabad police has arrested one person who sent a hoax mail regarding a plane hijack to Mumbai. The person is currently being questioned. The police with the help of its cyber team managed to track down the person exactly a week after the hoax mail was sent out.
Last Sunday, a Republic Day protocol was triggered off at three major airports following a hijack threat. At the preliminary stage of the investigation itself, the police had said that it was a hoax. Security had been stepped up at the Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai airports following the email.
A person from Hyderabad had sent out an email stating that she had overheard six persons planning a hijack. In the email, it was written that the information was gathered after the person overheard few men speaking about a hijack.