German national arrested in Punjab a spy, claims police


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Jan 14, 2010
Rupnagar (Punjab), June 1 (PTI) A German national arrested last week from near Bhakra dam in Punjab was on a "spying mission", police alleged today.

L K Yadav, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ropar, claimed that Thomas Kuehn, a resident of Hamburg, had confessed that he was on a "spying mission" for Germany.

The 45-year-old German national was staying in a Hindu temple near Bhakra dam. He does not posses any passport, visa or other required documents, police said.

Yadav said that police parties have been dispatched to Goa, Dharamshala and Nepal border to get further information about the visits of Kuehn to these places.

He said after his arrest, Kuehn continuously changed statements. Earlier he said he lost his passport and later he claimed that his Russian girlfriend had taken away his passport. "We are looking into all aspects of this matter," the SSP said.

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