Minister Received Threat Call, Security Stepped Up

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Bengaluru: Security had been stepped up for Karnataka Sports and Fisheries Minister K Abhaychandra Jain a day after he received a threat call from gangster, police said on Sunday. We have deployed additional personnel at Jain’s residence and office besides providing more security men after he filed a complaint Mangaluru Police Commissioner S. Murugan told.

Accusing Jain of being involved in the murder of Bajrang Dal activist Prashant Poojary at Moodbidri on October 9, the ‘gangster’ had threatened himwith dire consequences. Murugan said that an FIR had been lodged on the basis of the minister’s complaint and investigations are on.

He also told Jain that as Forests and Environment Minister Ramanath Rai was also involved in the murder, he too would not be spared. Jain also briefed Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Home Minister KJ George about the threat call and sought more protection.

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