New Delhi: An Indian national was arrested on Thursday by Himachal Pradesh Police in connection with the illegal stay of eight Taiwanese nationals in Mandi as a hunt was launched to nab owner of the house where they were staying.
An official spokesperson of Union Home Ministry said the eight Taiwanese citizens were found working as carpenters and painters in the house of one Bo Gangkar Rimpoche in Chauntra near Jogindernagar.
While the Taiwanese nationals had tourist visas and had violated the provisions of Foreigners Act, Rimpoche has also been named as an accused in the two cases registered by police and is wanted by Himachal Pradesh Police, the spokesman said.
The identity of the Indian national was not disclosed.
The Taiwanese nationals and the Indian were arrested in connection with two cases in Mandi and were remanded in police custody till Saturday.
"Further investigation in the case is in progress. Services of interpreters for interrogation have been arranged by Himachal Pradesh Police," the spokesman said in a statement.
The arrest of eight Taiwanese nationals took place on June 12 night and police also seized Rs 30 lakh in Indian currency, 3,000 US dollars and some other foreign currency notes along with SIM Cards and mobile phones.