A mobile message allegedly threatening to “eliminate” Nitish Kumar was received by a private news channel here on Thursday morning, prompting police to beef up security of the chief minister. Kumar has Z plus security and his security has been scaled up since the threat.
The entire police machinery was put on maximum alert and one Ajay Kumar Choudhary, allegedly the owner of the mobile used to mail the threat, was detained at Pandaul in Madhubani district.
Senior SP Patna, Vikas Vaibhav said that on the basis of the SMS, the police lodged an FIR under Section 387 of IPC (putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt in order to commit extortion) against unidentified person.
The case was registered at Sri Krishna Puri police station, the SSP said, adding, further investigation is on in the matter. A special police team of SK Puri thana personnel was constituted to get to the bottom of the case, Vaibhav added.
Though police refused to provide any more information on the issue, the office of the news channel, which allegedly received the SMS, said the message was sent from outside the state over an official mobile phone and was displayed on the channel during a programme.
In the message caller said, Bihar CM ko 27.11.2015 bomb barsaat karke marne ka hai 12AM.
Earlier on October 1, 2009 the banned CPI (Maoist) had threatened to kill Kumar if two of their top leaders were not released from jail.
“Dabloo”, allegedly a Naxalite leader, in an SMS from mobile phone number -- 09308670993 -- to a reporter of a private TV channel, claimed that there was a plan to kill the chief minister.
The message demanded the release of Naxalite leaders “Raviji” and Dhiren Singh.
On September 15, 2013 Patna police had detained a mentally unstable man, Bhimsen Mishra, for allegedly threatening to kill chief minister.
Police took into custody Mishra from near the JD (U) office on Beerchand Patel Path while he was walking away after plastering a poster in which he threatened to kill Nitish during his programme - Janata Ke Durbar Mein Mukhya Mantri.