Karmapa Lama Arrested

Dharamsala businessman KP Bhardwaj, who is believed to have struck a land deal with the Karmapa’s trust, and a bank manager from Haryana have been arrested and are being questioned following the recovery of unaccounted foreign and Indian currency worth nearly Rs70 million from the monastery.

DK Dhar, manager of the Corporation Bank in Ambala in Haryana, was also arrested Saturday night for allegedly making a transaction of Rs.1 crore to Bhardwaj. The two were on Sunday brought to the police station in Una, some 100 km from the monastery, for questioning.


Foreign currency worth Rs 7 crore was recovered from Karmapa’s office. Meanwhile candle light march were held protesting raids at offices of Karmapa Lama. Thousands of followers and devotees of Karmapa Lama gathered at BodhGaya in Bihar and carried out a candle light march against the police action at his residence.

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