Election Commissioner Abdul Mobarak yesterday got death threat over the mobile phone, said his personal secretary.
"I am the messenger of your death. The decision about your remaining lifespan has been taken. Your wife will become widow, and children will become orphans soon," said the personal secretary, Alamgir Hossain, quoting Mobarak.
The mobile phone rang around 12:10pm while Mobarak, who has temporarily been discharging duties as chief election commission, was holding a meeting with three other commissioners at his office at the EC Secretariat in the capital, Alamgir told The Daily Star.
However, no number popped up on the screen, he said.
A general diary was filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station around 4:30pm.
During the last couple of weeks, Mobarak drew criticism from different quarters by making comment that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had rubbed her nose in the dirt by participating in the upazila elections.