Cuttack: Commissionerate Police special squad on Sunday arrested a man from Gujarat for allegedly giving death threats to Ollywood actor and BJD’s Rajya Sabha MP Anubhav Mohanty.
The police arrested the person, based on a complaint lodged by Anubhav at the Purighat police station on April 30. In the complaint, the BJD leader had claimed that he had received a death threat.
Sources said the accused was a mason staying at a rented house at Jhanjirmangala in Cuttack. He had sent Anubhav a message on WhatsApp asking him to cough up Rs 10 lakh or face consequences. The sender threatened to kill him if the money was not paid.
Based on the complaint, the police began investigations and arrested the accused from Gujarat.