Author Salman Rushdie now believes police lied to him about a threat to his life to keep him away from India's largest literary festival.
"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 Mumbai-born author of "The Satanic Verses" said in a post on his verified Twitter account late Saturday.
A verified account is one which Twitter officials have confirmed as belonging to the person who claims to own it.
Rushdie then linked to a story in The Hindu newspaper, which attributed the information to "two highly placed police sources" that it did not name.
In response to a follower who asked the author who in the police force is to blame, Rushdie tweeted, "Don't know who gave orders. And yes I guess the same police who want to arrest Hari, Amitava, Jeet and Ruchir. Disgusting."
Rushdie was referring to Hari Kunzru, Amitava Kumar, Jeet Thayil and Ruchir Joshi - four writers who read excerpts from his banned book to protest his absence at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Friday.
At least one lawmaker has demanded the arrest of the writers who read from the book.
CNN was not able to reach Rushdie and it was seeking comment from Rajashthan police.
"The Satanic Verses" was released more than a quarter century ago, but it continues to hound the celebrated author.
Rushdie canceled his appearance at the festival after he was informed of objections from hard-line Muslims and a threat of assassination.FULL STORY