Two Bihar legislators get extortion calls

July 4th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Patna, July 4 (IANS) Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators in Bihar have alleged that they received extortion calls from unidentified men, police said Monday.

Vijay Kumar Sinha, a legislator from Lakhisarai, said he got a call from a man Sunday demanding Rs.10 lakh as extortion.

“The man used abusive language and threatened to kill me if I failed to pay the money,” Sinha told IANS.

Another BJP legislator, Vinod Kumar Singh, also lodged a complaint against an unidentified man for demanding money.

“I was shocked when I got the call two days ago,” said Singh, a legislator from Pranpur assembly seat in Katihar district.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Alok Kumar said investigations have begun in the two cases.

Last month, the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) MP Maheshwar Hazari alleged that an unidentified man demanded Rs.50 lakh from him and threatened to kill him and his family if he did not pay.

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