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7 Tibetans were detained, not arrested
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | November 22, 2006 19:26 IST
Last Updated: November 22, 2006 22:02 IST
The Delhi police on Wednesday clarified that the seven Tibetans, who were picked up from Hyderabad house on Tuesday, were merely detained and not arrested as was reported in certain newspapers.
Interacting with media persons, Rajan Bhagat, public relations officer of Delhi police, said: "These were preventive arrests and there is no intention to prosecute them. They were sent to jail and now that the Chinese president Hu Jintao has left Delhi, their personal bonds will be accepted and they will be allowed to go."
The claim of the police is however contested by Anubha Rastogi, advocate for the Tibetans.
Senior intelligence officials said that full security cover had been provided to the Chinese President by the joint team of Delhi police and Chinese secret service despite the fact that the head of the state had no threat perception.