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Married man faked terror plot to avoid trip with mistress: cops

April 25, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Married man faked terror plot to avoid trip with mistress: cops

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A married man allegedly went to great lengths by faking a terror plot to avoid taking a vacation with his mistress.

Authorities in Hyderabad, India arrested 32-year-old Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna Thursday for reportedly framing an elaborate hoax about an aircraft hijacking scheme, CNN reported.

Hyderabad City Police indicated in a statement that Krishna contacted Mumbai police via email claiming to be a woman who eavesdropped on six men planning to hijack flights in Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai, India.

As a result, security measures were increased at the three airports.

However, Krishna ended up confessing that he made up the story of the fake terror plot after investigators tracked him through his computer IP address.

While being interrogated, Krishna said he made up the hoax after his online girlfriend wanted to come on a vacation to Mumbai and Goa– but he did not have the money to take her. He said he told her of his financial problems but that she wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Krishna, a travel agent, then thought he would try to make it look like the airline canceled, and was apparently too nervous that his girlfriend would break up with him if he canceled the trip himself.

He produced a fake plane ticket, emailed it to the woman, then emailed police about the fake terror plot from an internet cafe.

B. Limba Reddy, the Deputy Commissioner in Hyderabad, who led the investigation, said at a press conference: “He didn’t have the money, if he canceled because of that, it would have hurt his pride, and his friendship with the girl would come to an end.

“His thinking was that if the flight was canceled and it was because of the airport, he wouldn’t be at fault.”

According to CNN, Krishna is married and has a child.

Krishna was charged with four crimes, including impersonating and giving false information.

The charges could result in five years behind bars and a $114 fine.

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