Section 66(D) Cyber Crime - THE MYSTERY BEHIND HOAX MAIL SOLVED –ONE HELD
On 20-04-2017, the sleuths of Commissioner’s Task Force, West Zone team with the assistance of S.R Nagar police, on credible information made sustained efforts and solved the mystery behind hoax mail which was generated from Hyderabad.
Details of apprehended Accused :-
Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna @ vamshi chowdary S/o. M.A.sV. Prasad, age. 32 yrs, Occ. Transport agent R/o. Flat no.G-1, TP Sanjana Amrutha Residency, Miyapur, R.R.Dist, N/o. Dendullur (village & Mandal), West Godavari Dist, A.P.
On 15-04-2017 at 1647 hours commissioner of police,Mumbai received a mail from a mail ID firstname.lastname@example.org claimed to be woman in the email and stated that she overheard six men chating in a hotel and stating that all 23 people have to split from here and board flights in three cities i.e Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai to hijack planes at a time tomorrow.
On the tip of Mumbai Police alerted and sent the information to the concerned Airport Security agencies about a gang planning to hijack flights from three Airports.
Basing on the information CISF pressed into service and quick reaction commando teams under taken sanitisation drill at Airport and Airlines have been asked to remain extra vigilant. Extra care has been given to passenger checks, baggage scanning, pre embarkation checks and started special patrols to thwart any bid to storm the Airport.
As a mail generated from Hyderabad, considering the seriousness and sensitivity of the issue, the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad instructed the Task Force team to check the veracity of the mail.
During the enquiry traced the IP address and found it is a net cafe at Madhura Nagar, S.R.Nagar styled as “E netzone” and enquired with the owner of net cafe and found the register of the visitors and filtered eight persons at the time of generating mail. Since the net cafe did not have CCTV footages and there were no proper records maintained at net cafe centre, The Task Force Police made sustained efforts based on the available of CC footage nearby net cafe and lead to the identification of accused by name Vamsi Krishna.
During the interrogation the accused revealed that he used to chat with his girlfriend who stays at Chennai. Few days back she proposed a trip to Mumbai & Goa. As he is facing financial problems, he unable to bare expanses for their tour, he requested her to withdraw the trip proposal, but she denied his request, forced him to go to trip to Mumbai & Goa. In this process to cancel the trip, he hatched a plan to make her believe that flights have been cancelled because of High Alert at airports.
In this connection he created a fake flight booking Ticket on her name dt. 16-04-2017 from Chennai to Mumbai, sent the fake ticket to his girl friend through his mail Id email@example.com to her mail id on 15-04-2017 to believe her. If she knows about the fake ticket, she will avoid him. On that he went to one internet centre styled as “E Net zone” at Madhura Nagar, SR.Nagar on 15-04-2017 at about 1600 hrs. In this net zone he created a fake mail id “firstname.lastname@example.org” and secured the Mail Ids of Mumbai police commissioner and others and prepared fake message as ‘’hi sir am female here am doing this mail frim Hyderabad as i don’t want to revel my details couse am a female and scared of issues, and mailing u this couse in the after noon around 2pm while having lunch there were 6 guys talking those guys are musclims, they were talking abt plane hijack tommarrow in Hyderabad chennai and Mumbai airport they were talking very slowly but unfortunately i heard few conversations abt this, they were saying all us 23 people have to split from here and have to board flights in 3 cities and hijack them at a time. They spoke some other things also but i couls not hear them as i heard only these few sentences from them, i dont know do am i doing correct or not and they are true or not but heard this so kindly go through this and as i informed this as a duty and a citizen of india and pls dont make me to get into issues’’
On further questioning he revealed that previously he was involved in two cases Cr.No. 411/2010, U/s. 420, 458,506 R/w. 34 IPC of S.R.Nagar PS & Cr.No. 32/2013, U/s. 66(D) of ITA Act-2008 & 420 IPC of CCS, Cyber crimes.
The apprehended accused along with seized material being handover to SHO, S.R.Nagar PS for taking further action under 66D of IT act and sec 419, 182 IPC.