India, June 11 -- A day after a businessman lodged an extortion case against Bihar's Purnea MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav and one of his associates, the MP called it a deep-rooted conspiracy against him given his increasing political influence in the state and has demanded a high-level probe by the Supreme Court to bring out the truth.

He has accused an officer and his opponents of hatching a plot to malign his image.

In a social media post, Pappu Yadav has written, "Those who are upset about my increasing influence in state and country politics have hatched a conspiracy against me which I will expose. I demand a probe under the Supreme Court and the guilty should be hanged."

"The extortion case was lodged soon after the MP had wa...