Chinese national arrested in UP search for Indian business partner

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  • Cops search for Indian partner of Chinese national arrested at UP
  • He had also developed a guesthouse, unregistered since 2018
  • Xue Fei alias Kelay, 36, was arrested on June 13 at a hotel in Gurugram

The interrogation of a Chinese national, who was staying illegally in India and arrested last week by UP police, revealed that he started two companies with an Indian as a partner, who is now wanted, Wednesday by police officials.

He had also developed a guesthouse, unregistered since 2018, into a luxury club in a village in Greater Noida where Chinese nationals living in India were the main customers, officials said.

Xue Fei alias Kelay, 36, was arrested on June 13 at a hotel in Gurugram, Haryana with his Indian girlfriend Petekhrinuo, 22, from Nagaland.

He was arrested shortly after the arrest of two other Chinese nationals who had also been illegally staying in India and were trying to cross into Nepal via Bihar.

“The Chinese national was brought to court and the police also secured his pretrial detention for three days. During his interrogation, he disclosed that he had started two companies with his Indian business partner Ravi Natwarlal Khattar,” said Additional Deputy Police Commissioner (Greater Noida) Vishal Pandey.

“Khattar and others associated with him are at large and police teams are working to arrest them soon,” Pandey said.

The officer said the investigation so far has also revealed that Xue Fei had turned the guesthouse located in Gharbara village, below the Beta 2 police station boundary, into a luxury club.

“The owner of the guesthouse applied for the registration of the property in 2018 but the registration has not been done till date. Police have written to relevant departments to look into the matter,” Pandey said.

Further legal proceedings in the case are ongoing, the additional DCP said.

Officials said the two Chinese nationals arrested by the SSB on the Indo-Nepal border on Saturday have been identified as Yung Hai Lung (34) and Lo Lung (28).

The pair had spent 15 days at Jaypee Greens Society in Greater Noida without valid documents where they were being hosted by Kelay and Petekhrinuo, officials said.

Kelay and Petekhrinuo had said they were engaged in a mobile phone parts business in Gautam Buddh Nagar and neighboring Ghaziabad district, but their claim was found to be incorrect during the investigation, officials said.

An earlier investigation revealed that it was the Indian woman who had arranged SIM cards for the two Chinese nationals staying at her house. The Chinese duo entered India via Nepal in the second half of May.

They had arrived in Nepal from Thailand and had visas for the Himalayan nation, the officials added.

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