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Devbrat Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: An anonymous letter citing threat to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's life has landed at Naveen Niwas, the official residence of the Chief Minister in Bhubaneswar. The letter not only revealed the alleged conspiracy in detail, but has also asked CM Naveen to be alert stating 'contract killers are continuously following'.

A copy of the letter which is available with OTV mentions that some contract killers want to kill the CM. “These contract killers are professional criminals, and they are equipped with latest weapons like AK-47 and semi-automatic pistols. These criminals are continuously following you and can attack you anytime," the handwritten letter stated.

The anonymous sender has further highlighted registration numbers of 17 cars of these criminals, two of which will reportedly be used to kill the CM, the sender said. "The mastermind lives in Nagpur... The weapons which will be used to kill you have been brought to Odisha in a vehicle," the letter says.

Following the threat letter, the State Home Department has sought intervention of Odisha DGP and Twin City Police Commissioner for further action. The department has asked to beef up security arrangements for the CM.

The Home department enclosed the anonymous letter received in the residential office address of the Chief Minister regarding a conspiracy to kill him, while requesting DGP and other senior police officials to enquire into the matter thoroughly and take appropriate action as deemed proper.

"The security of the Chief Minister may be assessed and tightened at his residence, Secretariat as well as during journey to various places or functions, if required," the Home department has urged.

The response of senior police officials with regard to the 'death threat' could not be obtained.

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