Mufassil police station SHO Vinay Kumar Singh said Asha filed the FIR on Wednesday where she alleged receiving a phone call from Dubai, threatening her to withdraw the case against Mr Shahabuddin in the Supreme Court in connection with the killing of her husband.
She stated in the FIR, "I got a call from +671 at 12:28 am (on the intervening night of December 26-27). The caller asked me if I knew Mr Shahabuddin. Once I replied in the affirmative, he said a lot of drama has been done and now, I should withdraw the case filed in the Supreme Court against Mr Shahabuddin. I should stop pursuing the case failing which they (Mr Shahabuddin's henchmen) would chop us into pieces, so that it would be difficult for anyone to recognise us. I am terrified. Please help me as we have repeatedly been getting threat calls. Even the security provided to our family is only on paper."
The widow of the scribe had moved the apex court seeking transfer of the probe and trial of her husband's murder case to Delhi from Siwan as she feared that a free-and-fair trial against Mr Shahabuddin was not possible if he was lodged in a Bihar jail.
Mr Shahabuddin is currently lodged in Siwan jail after the apex court had, on September 30, cancelled his bail after hearing the two petitions filed by the Bihar government and lawyer Prashant Bhushan on behalf of the slain scribe's family.
The Bihar government had, on May 16, within three days of the murder, handed over the probe to the central agency.