Chinese national arrested in Delhi had Indian passport, Aadhaar
A Chinese national arrested last week for possessing Indian identification documents has not been booked for espionage under the Official Secrets Act, the Delhi Police said on Friday.
Senior officers said that the man is being questioned by the central intelligence agencies also.
“We are yet to ascertain his involvement in espionage. He is misleading police in interrogation. He has revealed that he had crossed into India through Nepal border four years ago. We are probing the matter further,” said deputy commissioner of police (special cell), Pramod Kushwah.
Charlie Peng, 39, was arrested last week from north Delhi after the Delhi Police’s special cell was tipped off that a Chinese national possessing an Indian passport and an Aadhaar card and some other documents might be involved in suspicious activities. The passport is said to have been procured in Guwahati. Police also seized foreign currency from him.
“He stays in Gurgaon and pays rent of more than R 1.5 lakh a month. He also has an office in Gurgaon for which he is paying more than ₹2 lakh in rent. He is suspected to be involved in a hawala racket. The Central intelligence agencies have also been roped in and Enforcement Directorate has been informed,” Kushwah said.
Peng is married to a woman from Mizoram. An SUV and some cash of around ₹3 lakh were also seized from him, police said.
Three hybrid terrorists who were responsible for the killing of a sarpanch in Baramulla district were arrested on Monday, the Jammu and Kashmir police said. Baramulla senior superintendent of police identified the accused as Noor Mohammad Yatoo, Mohammad Rafiq Parray and Ashiq Hussain Parray, all residents of Goshbugh village in Baramulla district. Sarpanch of Goshbugh B village, Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo was shot in the Chanderhama orchards in the Wussan area of Palhallan on April 15.
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that employees working under schemes like Rehbar-e-Khel(ReK) and Rehbar-e-Janglat (ReJ) won't be disengaged, a day after thousands of youths employed under these schemes protested against the defreezing of the posts to fill them afresh. The protesters were demanding revocation of the government's decision last week to re-advertise the posts they were engaged in. The government last week decided to re-advertise the posts through the Service Selection Board.
Karnataka minister for primary and secondary education BC Nagesh slammed Congress over allegations of excluding eminent historical personalities, freedom fighters and reformers from textbooks, saying that the opposition party is using education to gather votes. The statements come almost a week after reports emerged that the Bharatiya Janata Party government allegedly removed portions of the chapter on Bhagat Singh, Narayana Guru and others to accommodate right-wing ideologues like Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh founder KB Hedgewar.
Mild to heavy rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday coupled with gusty winds and thunderstorms. Weather officials said Kashmir valley witnessed light to moderate rain with thunderstorms and gusty winds in the north-western, northern and central parts on Sunday evening and during the night as well. Meteorologist M Hussain Mir said that Kashmir valley may witness less precipitation than Sunday while Jammu may get heavy rainfall.
Bengaluru At least 12 people and over 400 animals died in the recent unseasonal rains across Karnataka between May 15-21, according to the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority. “Farmers whose crops have been destroyed by excess rains are contemplating ending their own lives. Such is the situation and the Union Bank has sent us notices to repay the loans. What kind of justice is this?” asked Purshottam Gowda, a farmer from Ballari.