A 24-year-old data entry operator has been arrested in Ahmedabad for sending an email threatening terror strike in the Gujarat town after the September 7 Delhi blast.
Manu Oza had sent an email to the Delhi Police on September 9 from ID firstname.lastname@example.org, signing off as Ali Saed El-Hoorie — a name he picked up from the FBI’s most-wanted list.
Oza, who walked out of home after a fight with his father and is a school dropout, told the police that he was worried that Ahmedabad would be the next target after the Delhi blast, which left 13 people dead, so he sent the mail to ensure that security was beefed up in the city.
Four emails were received claiming and also threatening attacks after the high court terror strike.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found that the two terror mails sent from the email@example.com — on September 7 and 8 — were sent using two different internet protocol addresses. One of the emails was sent through a mobile phone.
The sender, who identified himself as a member of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, claimed the Delhi blast and warned of strikes in Ahmedabad and in the Capital.
Investigators have found the IP address of only one sender device. An IP address is a numerical label assigned to devices participating in a computer network that uses internet for communication.
The NIA's questioning of a college student arrested in Kishtwar for allegedly sending an email immediately after the Wednesday blast from firstname.lastname@example.org has yielded little. The boy has denied his involvement, said sources. The time the email was received and the time on the clock of the computer used for sending the mail is different.