Man Held For Posting Threat Message To BJD MP Anubhav

Cuttack : Police have arrested a man on the charge of demanding Rs 10 lakh ransom and threatening Rajya Sabha MP Anubhav Mohanty on WhatsApp social media platform.

Mohanty, who contested Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat on BJD ticket, had earlier on April 30 lodged a police complaint alleging seeking cops’ intervention message on the threat message.

The accused, who was nabbed yesterday from Gujarat, was a mason and was staying in a rented house in Jhanjirmangala area of Cuttack city. The accused had fled from Cuttack after posing threat message.

Police refused to divulge the identity of the man saying that it will hamper the investigation.