Noida: 14 Chinese Nationals Staying Illegally in India Detained, Says Police Officials

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Noida, Jul 13: Fourteen Chinese nationals, including a woman, were detained on Wednesday here for allegedly staying in the country illegally since 2020, police officials here said.

They all worked for a private company in Noida’s Phase 2 and possessed valid passports but their business visas had expired, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Noida) Rajesh S said. Chinese Man, Staying in India Illegally Along With Indian Girlfriend, Arrested in Gurugram

“The 14 Chinese nationals were detained by the Sector 49 police station team. The local intelligence unit had information that their visas had expired in 2020 but they had overstayed,” the officer said.

The DCP said these detained people are not linked to a recent case in Greater Noida where another Chinese national who was staying illegally in India since 2020.

This man, Xue Fei, did not have a valid passport or visa but was staying in a Greater Noida society with his Indian girlfriend. Both were arrested on June 13.

The Noida DCP said the 14 detainees have been sent to a detention centre in Delhi for their deportation-related procedures.

“They all worked for a mobile phone company in the Phase 2 area. They had applied for an exit permit recently but that was rejected by the agencies concerned,” Rajesh said.

“All other agencies concerned are being informed about the case for further legal proceedings,” he added.

The detained Chinese nationals have been identified by police as Junhui Yin, Chuanliu Gong, Honglin Qi, Shilong Gang, Jintao Zhang, Tan Yang, Xiaogang Zhao, Yingli Zhang, Zhi Liu, Tao Wang, Dao Lin Zhang, Zhixiao Pan, Huang Yingjie.

The only woman among the detainees has been identified as Feiyan Tang, according to police.