New Delhi: Baijayant Jay Panda, the National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), recently received a threat that alluded to the tragic fate of Odisha Cabinet Minister Naba Das, who was assassinated earlier this year. The threat was conveyed via a phone call to an assistant of the BJP National VP, with the caller warning of a similar outcome for Jay Panda as what transpired with Naba Das.
A threat call was received by an assistant of Jay Panda, National Vice President of BJP, in which the caller threatened that “the same thing will be done to Jay Panda which was done to Naba Das)…A complaint with all details of the threat call has been lodged with the Delhi… pic.twitter.com/xFpQyUEvji
— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2023
The authenticity of this threat remains uncertain, and it is unclear whether it constitutes a genuine danger or a juvenile prank. Recognizing the seriousness of such a message, a detailed complaint regarding the threat call has been filed with the Delhi Police, who have initiated an investigation into the matter.
Earlier this year, Odisha’s Health Minister Naba Kisore Das tragically passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He had been shot by an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) in Brajarajnagar, Jharsuguda district while attending an event. The bullet had inflicted severe injuries, piercing his heart and left lung, resulting in significant internal bleeding. Despite efforts, he could not be saved and was airlifted to Bhubaneswar, where surgical procedures were performed in vain.