Ranchi : The Jharkhand government Sunday decided to increase the police protection provided to Indian wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the wake of Maoist rebels issuing threats to him and other cricketers.
Dhoni, who met Chief Minister Madhu Koda here Sunday, told reporters: "Precaution should be taken in light of Maoist threat. I rarely stay in Ranchi but will take safety measures."
About the threat, he said: "I do not know whether the news of threat is right or wrong."
Dhoni arrived here Saturday after Bangladesh tour. About a week ago, a section of the media had reported that Maoist rebels issued death threat to Dhoni, Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairman Sharad Pawar among others.
The news was, however, denied by state police chief J.B. Mahapatra.