Maoists threat to kill Bihar Chief Minister

The CPI-Maoists have sent sms messages threatening to kill Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.

Updated: Oct 02, 2009, 13:26 PM IST

Patna: 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 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 IG P (Operations) S K Bhardwaj are probing the issue," Subhani said.
"We have tightened the security for the CM," he said.

Bureau Report