Odisha Polls-2019: BJD’s Kendrapada MP Candidate Anubhav Mohanty Receives Death Threat Message

30 April 2019

Bikash Sharma

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Cuttack: A day after the Phase-IV polls of the ongoing general elections got over along with the high profile Kendrapada Lok Sabha seat, BJD’s Kendrapada MP candidate-cum-Ollywood superstar Anubhav Mohanty has allegedly received a death threat message today.

Mohanty is also a Rajya Sabha member from Odisha representing his BJD party.

Following such a shocking development, the actor-turned-politician has filed an FIR with the Purighat Police Station here in the millennium city under the Twin City Commissionerate Police limits.

As per the complaint lodged, an unidentified miscreant has demanded Rs 10 lakh from this Rajya Sabha member and BJD’s Kendrapada MP candidate and has also threatened to kill him in case he fails to release the booty.

Such a death threat has been received by Anubhav via a WhatsApp message not in the contact of the BJD leader.

Registering a case basing on the complaint, Purighat police personnel have launched a probe into the matter.

Notably, the incident has occurred after the simultaneous elections for Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat as well as its assembly constituencies were conducted yesterday (April 29) along with Odisha’s rest of five Lok Sabha seats and their assembly constituencies as a part of the fourth and final phase of polls in this State.

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Anubhav Mohanty, Kendrapada BJD MP candidate

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Akhileshvar Singh, DCP, Cuttack