MOHA sought detail report on suspected Chinese spies

Jun 13, 2012 16:54 | CrimeMishappenings

Dalai Lama said “I Dont Know”

Dharamsala(Arvind Sharma)

Dalai Lama said that he doesn’t  know any thing about the  police raid of Chauntra area of Mandi district ,where 8 Chinese national Suspecting to be spies arrested with Rs 30 lakh Indian currency, USD 3000, Nepali currency and some international ATM cards and sim cards . When asked at Dharamsala Air Port Dalai Lama said,” I Dont Know.” Dalai Lama left Dharamsala on Wednesday for a tour to England.

Himachal Pradesh police on Tuesday evening arrested eight Chinese nationals from Chauntra area of Mandi district. From their possession, large quantity of foreign currency and some sensitive documents were seized. Arrest of these suspected Chinese spies have come a few days after Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama expressed threat to his life from China. Based on secret information, police team from Mandi raided a house in Tibetan colony where Chinese nationals were residing.

Confirming the development, Himachal Pradesh additional director general of police S R Mardi said all of them have come to India on tourist visa but were working as mason and carpenter in complete violation of visa norms.

Mardi, however, refused to link the arrest with threat to Dalai Lama. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister said that the presence of Chinese nationals in Mandi is a matter of concern. He described the matter as “very serious”

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from the Himachal Pradesh police on the issue.