Pondicherry: Security was provided to former minister and opposition Congress legislator from Yanam Malladi Krishna Rao following threat calls he received over his mobile, police said here on Thursday.
He had lodged a complaint to the police regarding the threat calls he received few days ago.
Party`s block level committee is observing a bandh today in Yanam demanding action against those behind the threat calls, party source said.
Rao told a news agency that he was receiving threat calls over his mobile from an unidentified person for the last few days. The caller had told him that a bomb would be hurled at him, Rao said.
Later police identified the caller as on Venkateswara Rao, who confessed to police of having made the calls.
Following information provided by him, police arrested two persons.