Initially, the MLA, who lives in Ramprastha Greens residential complex in Vaishali area of Ghaziabad, lodged a police complaint and filed an FIR after receiving the threatening messages but she personally met Ghaziabad police chief Vibhav Krishna on Monday.
However, ADG Meerut zone, Prashant Kumar took notice of the matter and directed the Special Task Force (STF) and crime branch to conduct a thorough probe into the issue.
As per the sources, the messages were directed from a SIM card believably registered in Dubai. He added that the sender had identified himself as Ali Budesh Bhai.
The cyber crime cell is probing the case, SSP Krishna said, adding that security at her residence has been beefed up.
Besides messages, the sender tried to call the MLA on Whatsapp and had sent audio and video clips also. To convince Rajput of the authenticity of his threat, the caller claimed that he would start eliminating her family members one by one if she failed to arrange the money after the deadline of three days.
Meanwhile, CM Yogi Adityanath called up Dr Rajput on Tuesday to inquire about the matter and assured her all help in bringing the intimidator to books.