On Thursday, Hyderabad Police arrested a travel agent for sending fake hijack emails to Mumbai police. This incident happened five days ago and a high alert was announced at the Airports of Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad.

The police predicted that the sender of the email was a woman. Mahendar Reddy, the Hyderabad Police Commissioner said, “He promised his girlfriend living in Chennai that he would take her on a jolly trip to Mumbai by flight but had no money to book the ticket.” The agent tried to convince his girlfriend to cancel the trip, which she did not want to. The police said, “Unable to explain to the girlfriend that he had no money for the trip, Vamshi decided to create a situation so that flights (sic) are canceled.”

Vamshi Reddy, the accused was arrested from his residence in Miyapur.

The agent booked a fake ticket on his lover’s name from Chennai to Mumbai for April 16. One day before the journey, he intimated to the Mumbai police from an internet cafe in S.R. Nagar about possible hijack from a fake email id. In the mail, Vamshi had written, “that a group of 23 people was going to hijack aircraft from Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai airports. What she had heard could be true or untrue, but she chose to inform the authorities as she felt it was her duty to do so as a citizen. Don’t try to find me because you won’t be able to.”

The police of the three cities tracked the IP from where the mail was sent and pinned it down to Hyderabad and arrested Vamshi after confessing his act.