Woman suspected as Chinese spy caught in Delhitext_fields
New Delhi: The Delhi Police caught a Chinese woman on the allegation of being a spy. The woman, Cai Ruo, however, claimed that she is a 'Buddhist monk', IANS reported, citing sources.
IANS learned that Cai Ruo is a "well-trained and cunning individual who tried to mislead the investigators by claiming that Chinese Communist leaders wanted to kill her and therefore, she fled to India".
She was living in India as "Dola Lama, a Nepalese national", who managed to get a Nepalese identity card showing that she is a resident of Kathmandu.
Sources told IANS that the woman spoke English fluently but did not know Nepali while fluently speaking Chinese too.
Later, on cross-checking and verification, the police came to know that she had a Chinese passport issued in her name, and she had been residing in India on the basis of that passport.
In 2020, she entered Nepal through the Raniganj border area in the Indian state of West Bengal. Later, she again entered India after managing to procure Nepalese IDs.
According to the source, she is a resident of Hainan Province in China, as per her records available with the Indian authorities.
She had allegedly been trying to create unrest across the country.
"She told us that as she was Buddhist, the Communist leaders wanted to kill her. She had no other option but to flee China. However, we have found that she had been spying and was involved in anti-national activities," the source said.
The source said that officials had received a tip-off that a woman Chinese spy had been staying in the national capital.
After assessing the input, it was learnt that Cai Ruo was promoting anti-national activities.
The police then lodged an FIR in this regard under sections 120-8, 419, 420, 467, and 474 of the Indian Penal Code against her.
A police team was then formed, and a raid was conducted.
Cai Ruo was eventually nabbed from her hideout in a north Delhi area.
"She was living in India illegally as a Buddhist monk so that she could evade security agencies' scanners. She had been spying and hatching conspiracy against the nation. She had been found in possession of fabricated documents, ID cards... we are taking this matter seriously," the source said.
Ruo, through her counsel Deepak Tyagi has moved a plea seeking permission from the officials to speak to her family members in China.
Probe agencies are also going to check whether she has any connections to the Popular Front of India since she was involved in anti-national activities. The intelligence agencies and the National Investigation Agency have been informed about the woman's arrest.