New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday received an anonymous letter mentioning about a conspiracy to kill him. The letter was received at his residence Naveen Niwas in Bhubaneswar, following which the home department tightened the security arrangements of the Chief Minister.Also Read - Cyclonic Storm Likely to Hit Odisha, Andhra Coasts Saturday Morning: IMD

The handwritten letter reportedly mentions that some contract killers armed with latest weapons like AK-47 and semi-automatic pistols are out to kill the Chief Minister. It also said that these contract killers are professional criminals and they can kill the Chief Minister at any time. Also Read - 63 Chickens Died of Heart Attack Due to Loud DJ Music at Wedding, Claims Odisha Poultry Farmer

“These criminals can attack you any time. I would like to tell you that you can be killed at any time. So please be aware that these contract killers are continuously following you. The mastermind lives in Nagpur,” read the letter. Also Read - Artist Installs 15-Feet Olive Ridley Turtle Artwork at Puri Beach to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution | See Pics

“The weapons which will be used to kill you have been brought to Odisha,” it said.

The anonymous letter mentioned a list of 17 cars with registration numbers of Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Punjab, Odisha, Delhi, Haryana, Sikkim and Maharashtra. The sender said the criminals are following Patnaik in the cars.

After receiving the letter, home department special secretary Santosh Bala directed the DGP, Intelligence Director and the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner to probe the matter thoroughly and take appropriate action as deemed proper.

“The security of the Chief Minister may be assessed and tightened at his residence, secretariat as well as during journey to various places/functions if required,” said Bala.

(With IANS inputs)