Pankaj Singh, who represents Noida in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, has been receiving extortion messages from unknown phone number since May 25.
Station House Officer (SHO) of Noida Sector 20 police station Manish Saxena registered a police complaint against unknown persons under sections 384 (punishment for extortion) and 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.
The case has been transferred to the cyber cell for probe.
Several Uttar Pradesh BJP MLAs and politicians have received similar extortion messages and threats from unknown phone numbers in the past few days.
The MLAs, most of them from the ruling BJP, got text and WhatsApp messages asking them to pay Rs 10 lakh or their families will be eliminated within three days.
The SIT was set up after directions from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who took strong note of the threats.
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