Dalai Lama backs investigation into Karmapa Lama controversy

Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 30(ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday came out in support of a thorough investigation into the Karmapa Lama controversy.

Authorities are probing a suspected plan of Karmapa Lama to buy land and establish China-friendly institutions across the Himalayan region.

A couple of days ago, Himachal Pradesh police had raided the monastery of the Karmapa Lama, and recovered a huge sum of foreign currency of at least 25 countries, estimated as being worth 60 million rupees.

"Karmapa has many devotees including from China. Some money would have naturally been received by him...there has been some negligence...better now have a thorough investigation," the Dalai Lama said.

Karmapa Lama lives in exile along with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, the centre of the self-proclaimed Tibetan government-in-exile.

Karmapa Lama is the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and is the third most important leader in Tibetan hierarchy after the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama.

He is widely tipped by many to lead the Tibetan movement in exile after the Dalai Lama. ANI)

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