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Hyderabad: Man held for misleading police on terror attack

IANS  Hyderabad, March 08, 2013
First Published: 20:21 IST(8/3/2013) | Last Updated: 20:24 IST(8/3/2013)

Hyderabad police have arrested a man, who fabricated certain documents to make them believe that there is likelihood of another terrorist attack in the city.


Police have arrested P Vivek for misleading the police. A case under IT Act was booked against him at the cyber crime police station.

According to a statement from Hyderabad police commissioner's office, Vivek approached police March 2, claiming that he has developed a programme which can trace e-mail chats.

Three days later, he showed a paper with e-mail IDs of seven sources and extracts of some e-mail messages. He also showed to a police inspector some print outs, e-mail drafts, photographs and IP addresses.

"The communication hinted of likelihood of another terrorist attack in Hyderabad in near future. As the matter was of grave nature, the inspector of police, task force, informed about the inputs to his superior officers.

"The said information was cross-checked and verified by other agencies and found to be concocted and false," said the statement.

Twin bomb blasts in Dilsukhanagar on Feb 21 claimed 17 lives and injured over 100 others. Police are yet to achieve a breakthrough in the case.

The terrorists, who were reportedly in touch with their handlers through e-mail, have not left behind any trace, making the police task more difficult.

The city is already on high alert with police and commandos of anti-terrorist agency Octopus conducting checks in view of Shivratri on Sunday.

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