The mysterious case and photos of Qing Wang

Photographs retrieved from a Macbook laptop belonging to a Chinese national have left the Government befuddled about her intentions.

Written by Shishir Gupta | New Delhi | Published:January 30, 2011 2:01 am

Photographs retrieved from a Macbook laptop belonging to a Chinese national have left the Government befuddled about her intentions.

Qing Wang,a 38-year-old Chinese national,was passing herself as both a timber sales representative and TV journalist. Her pictures show her “interest” in insurgent movements in South Asia particularly NSCN-IM in Nagaland,Kachin Independence Army in Myanmar and Maoist rebels in Nepal.

On January 21,Indian Immigration authorities sent back Qing on board Chinese Eastern Airlines flight CZ 360 from IGI Airport and deported the Beijing resident to Guangzhou. This happened when she was caught in Dimapur without the mandatory Restricted Area Permit.

While Qing was given a tourist visa (No. AH-228250) on her passport (No. G45343709) to visit New Delhi,Jaipur,Mumbai and Bangalore from December 17,2010 to January 25,2011,she “strayed” to Nagaland after meeting NSCN-IM general secretary Th. Muivah for four hours in Delhi.

Qing was questioned for nearly 36 hours by security agencies at IGI Airport and was allowed to leave after she “evaded” all questions. Sources said that Qing,resident of F 1910-1912,Tower C,Beijing Global Trade Centre,No 36,North Third Ring Road,East Dongcheng district,Beijing,was deported as she was suspected to be a “non official cover agent.”

Her visa application said that she was working as Department Manager in the Trade Department of Beijing Xuanwei Timber Industry Company Limited in Dongcheng. However,she passed herself as a journalist and took the Brahmaputra Mail on January 15-16,2011,to Dimapur along with other Naga youths.

A background check on Qing found that she had travelled to India thrice: from December 27,2009 to January 23,2010; from August 11,2010 to August 23,2010 and her trip this month.

During her last trip in August 2010,Qing made her first acquaintance with Muivah in Delhi and visited the NSCN-IM Camp Hebron at Manglamukh as well as a camp in Kohima. This time,she had a long meeting with Muivah and then went to Camp Hebron where she was caught by Dimapur police and flown to Delhi.

What intrigued authorities is that Qing travelled to India in August 2010 on a separate passport (No G 16555721) with similar identity details and landed up at Kolkata from Kunming in Yunnan province.

The NSCN-IM has a presence in Kunming with their chief arms supplier Anthony Shimray,now under arrest,travelling to China no less than six times since 1994.

“Her keen interest in Naga insurgency and her extra-cautious measures in movements raised doubts about her stated official position and indicated that she had links with Chinese intelligence,” a senior official said.

Qing’s laptop revealed photographs with Muivah in Delhi,with Maoist supremo Prachanda aka Pushpa Kumar Dahal in Nepal,in a purported PLA camp in Nepal and a Kachin insurgent camp in Myanmar. It is suspected that Qing was in touch with some of these groups.

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