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Contract killer out to kill him, claiming letter to Naveen Patnaik, prob orders placed

Contract killer out to kill him, claiming letter to Naveen Patnaik, prob orders placed

Naveen Patnaik’s security tightened after anonymous letter (File)

Bhubaneswar:

The Odisha government, after receiving an anonymous letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, claimed that it was a conspiracy to assassinate him.

Officials said on Thursday that the state government has also ordered an inquiry into the matter.

The letter written in English says that contract killers equipped with sophisticated firearms can attack the Chief Minister anytime.

“I would like to inform you that some contact killers (illegal) .. to kill you. These contact killers are professional criminals, who are equipped with the latest weapons like AK-47s and semi-automatic pistols.

He said, “I would like to tell you that you can be killed anytime, so please be aware …,” Weapons have already been brought to the state.

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The letter also states that the mastermind of the conspiracy lives in Nagpur.

On receipt of the letter on 5 January, Special Secretary (Home) Santosh Bala asked the Director General of Police, Director General of Intelligence Department and Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar to inquire into the matter.

Mr. Bala said that security can be further tightened during the visit of various places along with the Chief Minister’s residence, Secretariat.

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