PATNA: A youth was arrested in Bihar on Friday after he allegedly issued a death threat to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, police said.
Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj told media persons that a police team arrested accused Pramod Kumar alias Poyama from Fatuha in Patna district.
According to police officials, a video went viral on social media on Friday in which Pramod threatened to blow up Nitish Kumar, along with his bodyguards. "Soon after the video went viral, the police came into action and arrested the accused," Manu Maharaj said.
A team of police officials is interrogating the youth to know why he posted the video on social media. According to unconfirmed reports, the arrested youth was angry with Nitish Kumar over the current sand crisis in the state which hit his business.
The development comes after the convoy of the Bihar Chief Minister was on Friday attacked and pelted with stones during a 'Samiksha Yatra' in Buxar's Nandan village. While the chief minister escaped unhurt, two security personnel in the convoy were injured.
According to reports, attackers hurled stones at the cavalcade but that did not hamper its movement. The convoy continued moving towards its destination where the chief minister launched 168 schemes involving an expenditure of Rs 272 crore before addressing a public meeting. The state government formed a team to investigate the attack on CM Nitish's convoy.
Nitish Kumar is on a state-wide tour since December 12 to take a stock of state government's development schemes over the years. Earlier this month, Kumar had restrained policemen from going after a group of youngsters who waved black flags at his public meeting in Saharsa district.