Kantabanji MLA receives threat SMS

Bolangir: Police have launched a manhunt to nab the miscreant who threatened the Kantabanji legislator of murder through a text SMS.

MLA Ayub Khan received the SMS from an unknown number on November 23. The message reads that the MLA would be murdered within 10 days. ‘Maoist party’ was also written in the last line of the message.

“I received the message on November 23. I don’t know about the sender. I have registered a complaint with police in this regard.

Even though the FIR was lodged in the following day, police did not reveal the news at that time.

Meanwhile, Bolangir ADM assured the MLA of security.

“The superintendent of police is examining the SMS after receiving the complaint. We will take steps for his security”, Ashok Nayak, Bolangir ADM, said.