An FIR was registered on Tuesday on Krishnam's complaint at Asmoli police station here, they said.

According to the complaint, an unidentified person claiming to be associated with a regional news channel was calling Krishnam for the past three to four days and demanding a hefty sum of Rs 25 lakh.

The unidentified person also threatened to show negative news against Krishnam, if he did not fulfill the demand, it said.

Police is probing into the matter and trying to trace the person.

The Sambhal seat will witness a multi-cornered fight among SP candidate Shafiqur Rahman, BSP's Aquilur Rahman, AAP's Naresh Singh and Congress's Krishnam.

Sambhal goes to polls on April 17.

(Agencies)

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