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Sunday January 22, 2012 11:03:50 AM, IANS

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Jaipur: Controversial author Salman Rushdie Sunday said the Rajasthan Police "invented" a plot to keep him away from the Jaipur Literature Festival by claiming they received a call from Mumbai underworld about him being killed if he visits the event.

"'Rajasthan police invented plot to keep away Rushdie' I've investigated, & believe that I was indeed lied to. I am outraged and very angry," the writer of the banned "The Satanic Verses" posted on Twitter.

The Rajasthan Police refused to comment on Rushdie's charge that it had concocted the story about assassins from the Mumbai underworld hired to kill him in Jaipur.

Sources in the police said they had intelligence about threat to the author.

Rushdie Friday announced that he had called off his visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival after intelligence sources told him that paid assassins from the Mumbai underworld were out to kill him.

"For the last several days I have made no public comment about my proposed trip to Jaipur at the request of the authorities in Rajasthan, hoping that they would put in place such precautions as might be necessary to allow me to come and address the Festival audience in circumstances that were comfortable and safe for all," Rushdie then said in a statement read out by the organisers of the festival.

"I have now been informed by intelligence sources in Maharashtra and Rajasthan that paid assassins from the Mumbai underworld may be on their way to Jaipur to 'eliminate' me," he had said.






 

 

 

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