Karmapa money trail: Police detain hotelier in Dharamsala

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Dharamsala, Jan 30 (ANI): Himachal Police have detained a hotelier named K P Bharadwaj allegedly involved in Karmapa Lama money trail.

Meanwhile, a team of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) was sent from Delhi to Dharamsala for the second round of questioning of Karmapa for his alleged Chinese links.

Earlier, two of Karmapa's accountants were arrested.

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

A couple of days ago, 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.

Rabjaychojan also known as Shakti Lama, a close aide of the Karmapa Lama, has been sent to police custody till February 5, in connection with the case.

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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