The Tiruchanur police allegedly took a foreigner into custody as he was found roaming suspiciously in around Tirupati town without carrying his passport and his visa also seems to have expired. However, the police did not officially announce the arrest so far.
After knowing about the incident, Express visited the police station on Monday and found the foreigner, sitting on a two- wheeler parked outside the police station. When questioned he claimed his name was David Peter Python from England and he was a railway engineer.
He said he came to India on July 28, 2012 on a tourist visa, but lost his passport in Goa last November. He said he had approached the British Consulate in Goa immediately, who assured him of making arrangements for his return travel after Christmas, but did not take any action so far.
He said that he is planning to go to Chennai and ask the British Consulate to make arrangements for his return journey. It is learnt that the police took him into custody at Shilparamam on Tiruchanur- Tirupati road as locals allegedly tied him to a pole as he was found moving suspiciously in the area.
Police, however, said they are interrogating him about his whereabouts and planning to send him to the British Consulate in Chennai if his version is proved correct. No case has been registered so far.