Ranchi, Nov 20: The Jharkhand police is on its toes ever since it got an SMS pertaining to death threat to PM Narendra Modi.
It could be a hoax message but the State police do not want to take any chance and have launched an investigation into it.
An India Today report say that Amresh Kumar who resides in Ranchi received an SMS which reads, "Modi ko mar do (Kill Modi)." Amresh then reported the issue to the police after which the police launched the investigation. The police is trying to trace the mobile phone number which was used to send the SMS.
Meanwhile, Jharkhand Director General of Police (DGP) Rajeev Kumar said the text seemed to be a prank and is handiwork of some miscreants. He said, "We are trying to trace the number and will be able to reveal information only after a thorough investigation."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Jharkhand which will go to polls in five phases. According to some reports, PM is likely to address two rallies, at Daltonganj in Palamau and Chandwa in Latehar, ahead of the first phase of polls on Tuesday.
Security agencies believe that Modi might be on the hitlist of Maoists which hold sway in at least 22 of the 24 districts of the State.
Jharkhand has nearly 25 battalions of CRPF.They were carrying out operations against Left Wing Extremists, along with some units of other paramilitary forces in Jharkhand.
A huge contingent of central paramilitary forces, including the CRPF, BSF and ITBP, will be entrusted the state's security as it goes to the polls from November 25.