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Chinese national arrested in Uttar Pradesh for attempt to cross Indo-Nepal border illegally

The woman, who was allegedly trying to illegally cross the border to enter Nepal disguised as a Buddhish monk, was arrested by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel on Dec 2

PTI Bahraich (UP) Published 03.12.23, 01:07 PM
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A Chinese national woman was arrested at Rupaideha here after she was caught crossing the enter Indo-Nepal border illegally, officials said.

The woman, who was allegedly trying to illegally cross the border to enter Nepal disguised as a Buddhish monk, was arrested by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel on Saturday, they added.

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According to a senior official of the SSB, the woman had Nepalese visa on her Chinese passport, valid from November 19, 2023, to February 16, 2024 in Nepal that confirmed her arrival at the Tribhuvan Airport in Nepal.

Investigations are underway to ascertain the purpose of her entry into and exit from India. Details of her travel in India is also being probed, the official said.

The SSB has lodged a case under Section 4(A) of the Foreigners Act against the Chinese woman at the Rupaideha police station and the accused is being interrogated, the official added.

SSB Commandant GS Adawat told PTI on Sunday that the woman raised suspicion after she attempted to cross into Nepal in the guise of a Buddhist monk.

According to her passport, the accused has been identified as Li Xinmei (45) who hails from Shandong in China, Adawat said.

The commandant further stated that the woman was unable to comprehend either Hindi or English during initial questioning, prompting the need for an interpreter from India's intelligence agencies to facilitate further interrogation.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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