Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice-president Baijayant “Jay” Panda has reportedly received a death threat.
According to a press release issued by the Office of Baijayant “Jay” Panda, the threat call was received by an assistant of Jay Panda.
The caller threatened that “the same thing will be done to Jay Panda which was done to Naba Das”. Odisha Minister Naba Kisore Das was gunned down in broad daylight on 29 January this year.
A complaint has been lodged with the Delhi Police on Wednesday in connection with the threat call and the police have launched an investigation into the matter.
“Whether this constitutes a real threat or was a juvenile prank is not possible for us to determine. Since such a message should not be taken lightly, a complaint with all details of the threat call has been lodged with the Delhi Police yesterday, who are investigating into the matter,” the release stated.