District magistrate receives threat call

Patna: The District magistrate of Patna has received a threat call on his mobile phone from an anonymous person, official sources said Wednesday.

An unidentified person called Sanjay Kumar last night on his cell phone and threatened him with dire consequences if he did not close the murder case of a transporter last month and ensure the release of Kundan Singh, the prime accused in that case, sources said.

Kumar promptly intimated police about the matter who, during preliminary investigation, traced the call from Munger district, they said.

Further investigation is going on in the matter, the sources said.

In the recent months, a number of ministers and bureaucrats have received threat calls.