The Chinese national, who was apprehended by the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday, near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal, has made some sensational revelations.
During interrogations, the arrested Chinese national has revealed that at least 1300 Indian SIM cards were sent to China over the last two years.
Meanwhile, the investigators are also probing espionage angle.
“Interrogation is underway. We are trying ascertain whether he has links with any intelligence agency or organisation, which works against India,” said DIG BSF (South Bengal Frontier) – SS Guleria.
The arrested Chinese national has been identified as Junwei Han (36).
He was ‘intercepted’ by a BSF patrolling party near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s Malda district on Thursday.
Junwei had sneaked into India illegally by crossing the India-Bangladesh border near BOP Malik Sultanpur in Malda district of West Bengal.
A resident of Hubei province in China, Junwei Han was caught with a Chinese Passport with Bangladesh Visa, an Apple Laptop, two mobile phone, one Bangladeshi, one Indian and two Chinese SIM cards, two pen drives, five money transaction machines, two ATM Cards, and US Dollars, Bangladeshi Taka and Indian currency.
According to the BSF, Han had first arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh capital, on June 2 and had stayed there with a friend.
He then came to Sona Masjid in Chapainawabganj (Bangladesh) on June 8 and stayed there till June 10, the day he entered the Indian territory.
“Due to a case registered against him (in India), he didn’t get an Indian visa in China. He got a visa from Bangladesh and Nepal to come to India. In the electronic equipment found from him, many facts can be found that he was working in India for a Chinese intelligence agency,” BSF informed.
Nootably, a team of Uttar Pradesh Police’s Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has already arrived at Malda in West Bengal on Friday to interrogate the accused.
Junwei Han’s alleged business partner Sun Jiang was earlier arrested by the UP Police’s ATS. Han’s business partner Jiang had sent him around 10 to 15 Indian SIM cards.
A case was registered by the ATS against Han and his wife in Lucknow, because of which he could not procure an Indian visa.
“Other intelligence agencies have been alerted. We are working together on the case. His laptop is being scanned,” informed SS Guleria, DIG BSF (South Bengal Frontier).
“During interrogation, he said that he owns a hotel named ‘Star Spring’ in Gurugram and has been to India at least four times since 2010 and had been to Hyderabad, Delhi and Gurugram. We are verifying his statements,” added DIG BSF.