Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Man who sent hoax email to DGP nabbed

Man who sent hoax email to DGP nabbed
Clean Media Correspondent

RANCHI, Jan 01 (CMC) Police on Monday arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly sending a hoax mail to Jharkhand's director general of police following which the state was put on high alert keeping in mind the January ODI, the first international match to be hosted by the state. 

Md Irfan Khan, who is from Aghauta village under Manjhigao police station in Garhwa district, had created a Yahoo ID in the name of Danish Alam on December 8 from a cyber cafe in Lalpur to send the email. The email was created at 11.49 am and the email was sent minutes after. The Yahoo ID was used to send only that mail which warned police of bomb blasts in Ranchi, Delhi and Mumbai. 

The Jharkhand police had contacted Yahoo office in Singapore for information about the email ID. Ranchi SSP Saket Kumar Singh said, "The Singapore authorities co-operated with us and necessary support and information were provided. Preliminary investigations have revealed involvement of this boy in the case." 

The IP address provided by Yahoo authorities in Singapore matched that of the cyber cafe in Lalpur. Lalpur police officials said at the time the email was sent, Md Irfan Khan was the only person present in the cafe, the visitors' register there showed. 

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