UP police get custody of arrested Chinese national, his Indian girlfriend

Police in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday secured three-day custody of a Chinese national, who was arrested earlier this week for illegal stay in India, and his Indian girlfriend , officials said.

Police had requested a week in custody for Chinese national Xue fei alias Kelay (36) and his Indian girlfriend Petekhrinuo (22), from Nagaland, but a court in Surajpur only granted them three days in pre-trial detention, a senior officer said. .

Xue fei had been staying at Jaypee Greens company in Greater Noida with his Indian girlfriend since 2020 without valid documents and with an expired visa. The duo were arrested at a hotel in Gurugram, Haryana on Monday, officials said.

The arrest of Xue fei and Petekhrinuo came after the arrest of two other Chinese nationals, who were residing with them in Greater Noida, but were stopped at the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar last Saturday as they tried to cross towards the Himalayan nation, the officials said.

“The police have secured the custody of the Chinese national and his Indian friend for three days. They are being questioned by the police as well as the central investigative agencies,” the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Greater Noida) said. Minakshi Katyayan to PTI, declining to comment further. on the subject.

Meanwhile, Greater Noida Police continued to investigate possible links to a Chinese-style club that was operating illegally and clandestinely in the remote village of Gharbara.

Police recovered a banknote counting machine and recovered CCTV footage of the three-storey building which had luxury rooms, a bar and restaurant among other facilities and had Chinese nationals living in India as majority customers, according to officials.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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