A day after the Indian Mujahideen sent an e-mail threat from the city, senior police officials met to iron out problems faced in such investigations and to chalk out measures to ensure that wi-fi connections remain secured.
The e-mail, sent after the blast in Varanasi, was sent after hacking into an unsecured wi-fi connection in Navi Mumbai. “Navi Mumbai police chief Ahmed Javed, other officers and I met Director General of Police D Sivanandhan,” said Mumbai police chief Sanjeev Dayal.
He said issues such as the overlapping of investigation work were discussed. “After 2008, several such incidents have occurred. We had launched an awareness drive and we plan to repeat it to make people realise the dangers of unsecured connections,” Dayal said.
Speaking about the previous terror e-mail, sent from a cellphone in September after two youths fired on tourists near Jama Masjid in Delhi, Dayal said the police have prepared sketches of the man who purchased the SIM card. “We have a good idea of who it might be,” he said. He said it was too early to comment on whether both e-mails were sent by the same person.
He said mobile phone companies were told to ensure better verification of identities before handing out SIM cards. “About 60 per cent of pre-paid SIM cards are sold without proper verification,” he said.