The banned CPI (Maoist) has threatened to kill Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar if two of their top leaders were not released from jail, official sources said on Friday.
'Dabloo', a Naxalite leader, in an sms from the mobile phone number -- 09308670993 -- to a reporter of a private TV channel, claimed that there was a plan to kill the Chief Minister, State Home Department Principal Secretary Amir Subhani said.
The message demanded the release of Naxalite leaders 'Raviji' and Diren Singh. "Director General of Police Anand Shankar and IGP (Operations) S K Bhardwaj are probing the issue," Subhani said. "We have tightened the security for the CM," he said.