(This was originally posted in OpIndia)
Two Chinese nationals were caught with fake Aadhaar cards and other documents, while boarding a flight from Bagdogra airport, Siliguri to Hyderabad. The fake Aadhaar card bore Uttar Pradesh’s address.
As reported by the Hindustan Times, the two men, identified as Zhang Jun (39) and Kaileng (42) were detained by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel. As per reports, they were boarding an IndiGo flight to Hyderabad and were scheduled to travel to Tirupati. Initial investigation reveals that they entered India through the Nepal border at Panitanki in North Bengal. As per their passports, they had visited Pakistan in 2018 and 2019. They exited Nepal on January 13, 2021, and were since staying in India even after their visa expired. The hotel they checked into in Siliguri was booked in the name of two Nepali nationals who were traveling with them. However, the Nepali nationals have since left for their country.
ABOUT CHINA’S SPY AGENCY
The Ministry of State Security (MSS), or Guoanbu is the civilian intelligence, security, and secret police agency of the People’s Republic of China, responsible for counter-intelligence, foreign intelligence, and political security. Its military counterpart is the Intelligence Bureau of the Joint Staff. MSS has been described as one of the most secretive intelligence organizations in the world. It is headquartered in Beijing.
The MSS was preceded by the Central Investigation Department (CID), which was China’s primary civilian intelligence organization from 1955 to 1983. The MSS was created in 1983 with the merging of the CID and the counter-intelligence elements of the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China.