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Tibetan government fears infiltration by Chinese agents: report

September 9, 2010

September 8, 2010

Dharamsala, Sept 8 -- The security wing of
Tibetan Government-in-Exile has cautioned the
Indian security and intelligence agencies of
anticipated attempts by China to infiltrate its
band of army trained undercover agents in the
town, a media report said Tuesday.

Security department in its communication to Crime
Investigation Department of state police
anticipated Chinese infiltration in Tibetan
settlements clustered across India in the garb of monks, the report said.

"Necessary steps are being taken in wake of
anticipation of Tibetan administration,"
Hindustan Times quoted Superintendent of Police, Dr Atul Fulzele, as saying.

Security of the exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama the centre of concern.

Effective steps have been taken to upgrade
security of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Fulzele added.

Police has also reportedly asked Ministry of
External Affairs to provide funds for installing
chemical detector at Dalai Lama's residential complex.

Dalai Lama's has three tier security manned by
Himachal Police. Internal security is looked
after close protection group of Tibetans. More
than 150 men are deployed for round the clock security of Dalai Lama's palace.

According to the report, Tibetan government's
fear stems from the from the fact that two months
ago, a Chinese woman was arrested in McLeod Ganj
town for staying without valid documents.

The woman named Chai Sha Hung was deported to her hometown last month.

The Indian police suspected her of being a spy
but the claims could not be established, the report said.

Citing sources in the Tibetan government, the
report said Chinese intelligence agencies were
keeping track about the activities of Tibetan
government and Non Government Organization that
are at fore front of campaign to secure freedom for Chinese occupied-Tibet.

"Chinese government has become more wary of the
Tibetans after protest scattered across Tibet
ahead of Beijing Olympics" a senior official of Tibetan security said.

Local police arrested a Chinese man named Liu Xia
in 2008. Intelligence gathering confirmed Xia had
served Peoples Liberation Army. Information
gathered by Indian intelligence revealed that Liu
had visited Dharamsala twice before protest spread in Tibet.

What came to the surprise of Intelligence
agencies was Liu mobile phone details which
confirmed that he was in touch with high ranking
military official in Lhasa. Xia has reportedly
revealed that he had come by road from Lhasa, and
later reached Delhi after traveling through Nepal illegally.

In the wake of renewed qualms of Tibetan
government, local police has stepped up vigil on
Tibetan escapees, although their numbers have
decreased drastically ever since China tightened security on its borders.

"We have sent an advisory to all the Tibetan
welfare officer asking them to educate Tibetans
about the possible infiltration of Chinese monks
" said a Tibetan security official requesting anonymity.

Police have also reportedly advised the Tibetan
leader to maintain a particular distance while
meeting the new entrants at his palace. The Dalai
Lama routinely meets the Tibetan exiles and well-wishers in his residence.
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