Man held for sending bomb threat email to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: Police have arrested a man for creating a ruckus with hoax email bomb threat at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.


The accused identified as Katraju Shahhikanth aged 24 yrs an unemployed youth resident of Ameerpet.

"After receiving a complaint from airport officials on Tuesday, a case was lodged and special teams were deployed to arrest the accused person. The man, identified as Shashikant, was arrested on Wednesday," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) N Prakash Reddy said.

"Shashikant had sent the email from a friend's e-mail id. The accused was jealous that his friend was granted a visa for a foreign country," the police added.

Police teams, along with the bomb squad and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), had searched the airport premises and declared the threat as a hoax.

Earlier, the Airport authorities had told the police the email was received from an address with name 'Sairamkaleru'.

Accused Shashikanth was jealous of his friend Sairam who had recently got VISA of Canada.

The accused has secretly hacked the password and other credentials of his friend Sairam with an intention to stop Sairam from going to Canada

 

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