Sambalpur: Police here on Saturday arrested five persons on charges of issuing death threats to Hemant Nayak, the District Information & Public Relations Officer last month.
The identities of the accused persons were not known immediately.
On February 28, Nayak was allegedly abducted by some miscreants at gunpoint. Later, he was released after a written assurance that he would go on leave until he is transferred to another location.
Nayak had joined as Sambalpur DIPRO on February 20 after being transferred from Dhenkanal on December 27 last year. However, he took a long leave prior to his joining.