Dharamsala : A Chinese national was arrested in this seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile on suspicion of spying, police said Tuesday.
Li Chengzie of Hunan province, who has been staying illegally in a monastery in McLeodganj for the past 10 days, was arrested Monday night, Assistant Superintendent of Police G. Shiva Kumar said .
The monastery is located near the official palace of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
Kumar said Chengzie, 25, was produced in a court Tuesday, which sent him to police remand till March 24.
A dictionary for translating words from Tibetan dialect to English, a Bhagavadgita in English, an Outlook Traveler magazine and a personal diary were seized from the man.
“Chengzie has a Nepal tourist visa that expired on March 16. He might have entered India after travelling through Nepal illegally,” Kumar added.
McLeodganj, in Himachal Pradesh, is home to a large Tibetan population.
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Dalai Lama would perhaps be least interested in the news 🙂