Dharamsala: Police have arrested a Tibetan national, suspected to be a Chinese spy, from McLeodganj, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, an official said on Thursday.

The accused, Pema Tsering, was arrested on Wednesday following a tip-off from the Tibetan government-in-exile. "We have been keeping tabs on his activities after receiving a complaint from Tibetan security agencies," Superintendent of Police Balbir Thakur said.

He said the accused reached India in 2009 via Nepal and had been living in Delhi before moving to Dharamsala a few days ago.

As per preliminary investigations, Tsering was a member of the People's Liberation Army of China and had also served in the People's Armed Police Force.

Police have recovered an Indian voter-identity card and Aadhar card from his possession. Both were issued from Delhi.

(Agencies)

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