BJP MLA receives extortion threat from Maoists

One BJP MLA in Bihar, Ashok Singh has received an extortion demand of Rs 50 lakh from Maoists, police said on Tuesday.

Updated: Aug 17, 2010, 16:03 PM IST

Muzaffarpur: One BJP MLA in Bihar, Ashok
Singh has received an extortion demand of Rs 50 lakh from
Maoists, police said on Tuesday.

The Maoists called Singh on his cell phone recently and
demanded the amount for the protection of his relatives who
have been executing a road project between Karza to
Warsaliganj in Muzaffarpur district.

The MLA from Paru assembly constituency of the district
has lodged a complaint with the local police.

The Superintendent of Police, Sunil Kumar has assured
protection to the BJP MLA and his family.

The Rs 5.5 crore road project was part of the NHPC
power plant in the district.

PTI