Assassination fears: Tibet to review Dalai Lama’s security

The Dalai Lama has claimed that China is training few female agents as fake devotees who were out to poison him.

Updated: May 20, 2012, 12:55 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Dharamshala: With spiritual leader the Dalai Lama claiming that Chinese agents were plotting to kill him, the Tibetan cabinet will meet on Sunday to review the security setup of His Holiness.

The Department of Security of the Central Tibetan Administration, which is responsible for maintaining tight vigil of the Dalai Lama, has taken serious note of the spiritual leader’s fears and will take stock of his security arrangements.
Ngodup Dorjee, secretary of the Department, says that Indian government has been consulted for the same and that there have been talks of upgrading the security apparatus around the Dalai Lama with the latest technology and security equipment.

Indian security officials have advised the Nobel laureate to live in a high security cordon in his temple palace grounds in Dharamshala, a hill station in Himachal Pradesh.

The Dalai Lama, who is currently touring Europe, had earlier said that China was training few female agents as fake devotees who were out to poison him.

The Tibetan spiritual leader was quoted as saying that "some Chinese agents training some Tibetans, especially women, you see, using poison - the hair poisoned, and the scarf poisoned - they were supposed to seek blessing from me, and my hand touch".

But Chinese authorities rubbished the claims, saying that China could have done that earlier if it wanted to and that it was an “insidious trick” by the Dalai Lama.

(With Agencies’ inputs)