Cuttack: Senior BJD leader and Rajya Sabha member Anubhav Mohanty has received extortion messages on WhatsApp from an unidentified person.
Sources said the parliamentarian got the WhatsApp message where he was asked to pay Rs 10 lakh or he will be eliminated. He received the message on Monday late night.
Meanwhile, Purighat police started an investigation after Mohanty lodged a complaint regarding the matter. Police is investigating the case from all angles.
Notably, the actor-politician is contesting from Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat on a BJD ticket. Polling in Kendrapara parliamentary constituency was held on Monday.