Four persons were arrested and a mobile phone seized in connection with an SMS to a ruling JD(U) MLC threatening to kill him along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar if they failed to pay Rs one crore.
Bhagalpur Superintendent of Police B S Meena said four persons were arrested during raids at various places in Bhagalpur district this afternoon.
Those arrested were identified as Manish Kumar, Chandan Kumar, Aditya Kumar and Pankaj Yadav and the mobile phone allegedly used for sending the SMS was seized from them, Meena said.
A ruling JD(U) MLC had filed an FIR in Banka against unknown persons complaining that he had received an anonymous SMS threatening to kill him along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar if they failed to pay Rupees one crore.
Manoj Yadav received the SMS from a mobile phone no 09572931818 on Saturday night, Deputy Superintendent of Police (town) Sanjay Kumar said.
In the SMS, anti-socials threatened to eliminate him along with the chief minister and another ruling JD(U) MLA Manish Kumar if they failed to pay the money, Kumar said.