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Nepal Police arrest seven Tibetan nationals

world Updated: Feb 26, 2009 13:29 IST
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Nepal Police have arrested seven Tibetan nationals, including two women, who entered the country illegally through Nepal-Tibet border at Tatopani and handed them over to the authorities in Kathmandu, the police said.

They were arrested after crossing the Nepal-Tibet border at Tatopani entry point in the east of Kathmandu on Tuesday.

"They were arrested after they were found to be traveling without valid documents," a police official at Sindhupalchowk District Police office told PTI over phone.

The police have handed them over to the authorities in Kathmandu and started further investigation in the matter.

This is the second time the Tibetans were arrested by Nepal Police within a week. On Sunday, five Tibetans were arrested from Fulping area of the same district while crossing the border illegally.

The arrests were made ahead of the 50th anniversary of the failed uprising by Tibetans.

Nepalese authorities have stepped security in its northern border to prevent possible anti-China demonstrations in Kathmandu in March as the Tibetans are planning to observe the first anniversary of Chinese crackdown in Lhasa last year.