A 46-year-old Indian national, who was held with a group of a few other foreign nationals in China and suspected of having terror links, has been released and deported back home. They were held at a detention centre in Inner Mongolia region. The Chinese authorities had arrested the person, charging that they were watching terror videos linked to a banned group.
The Indian embassy in Beijing had been negotiating for the release of Rajiv Mohan Kulshrestha, who had travelled along with 19 other foreigners from Gift of the Givers, a South African charity, over the past few days. Indian officials were given consular access to him before his release and the Indian officials were at the airport at the time of the departure. All the suspects have been released and sent back to their respective countries.
The Chinese authorities were unable to frame any proper charge and were vague in their response, saying the group was watching videos of a banned terror group and some of them had links to it, as some of them were watching propaganda videos. With a strict follow up action by the Indian Embassy, it fastened the process of releasing the Indian national person.
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