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Tight security for Taslima in the capital

delhi Updated: Nov 24, 2007 12:24 IST

Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who was virtually hounded out of Kolkata, has been kept under tight security after arriving in New Delhi from Jaipur.

A number of police personnel from Delhi and Rajasthan were present at the Rajasthan House, where Taslima arrived at around 11 pm last night, ending a day-long mystery about her exact whereabouts.

The gates of the guesthouse remained locked and the premises remained out of bound for public. The controversial writer of "Lajja" is facing threats from Muslim fundamentalists.

Senior police officials visited the Rajasthan House this morning to review security arrangements but refused to answer questions by reporters.

Nasreen was hurriedly shifted from Jaipur yesterday after the All India Milli Council threatened to hold protests if the writer was kept in Rajasthan for long.

A DIG-rank police officer and commissioner Rohit Kumar Singh were in charge of the security team that brought her to the national capital from the Pink City.

Nasreen was shifted to Jaipur on Thursday by the West Bengal Police following large scale violence in Kolkata by a Muslim organisation demanding cancellation of her visa and her expulsion to Bangladesh.

The Bengali novelist is living in self-exile in India following death threats in Bangladesh after her alleged anti-Islamic writings.