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Techie held for misleading police on 'terror threat'

March 08, 2013 23:30 IST

A man was on Friday arrested for allegedly trying to mislead the police by claiming that information 'accessed' by him, using a specially developed software, indicated another terrorist attack in Hyderabad soon.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma said the information provided by the accused prove to be concocted, and he apparently did so to promote his software.

Vivek Ponnulliyil alias Vicky had approached the Task Force (North Zone) on March 2 stating that he had developed a program which could track e-mail chats. On March 5, he showed e-mail IDs of 7 sources and extracts of e-mails. He also produced some e-mail drafts, photographs and IP addresses.

The communication he got hinted at another terrorist strike in Hyderabad. However, it was later found that Vivek had fabricated these documents, Sharma said.

Vivek has allegedly confessed to having done all this to promote his software. Further investigations are on.

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