Karmapa to DC: Drop name from chargesheet

The 17th Karmapa,Ogyen Trinley Dorje,has written to the Una Deputy Commissioner,seeking his intervention to delete his name from the chargesheet filed in the foreign currency case in the local court early this year.

Written by Ashwani Sharma | Shimla | Published:February 27, 2012 12:41 am

The 17th Karmapa,Ogyen Trinley Dorje,has written to the Una Deputy Commissioner,seeking his intervention to delete his name from the chargesheet filed in the foreign currency case in the local court early this year.

The police had named the Tibetan spiritual leader as the 10th accused besides his close aide and Dharamsala-based businessman K P Bhardwaj.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate,Una,had issued a summons to Karmapa,asking him to appear in the court along with other accused on the next date of hearing on March 6.

Sources said Karmapa’s letter was handed over to Una’s Additional Deputy Commissioner on Saturday by one of his lawyers and could be put up for consideration of Deputy Commissioner K R Bharti on his return from leave.

In the three-page letter,Karmapa has sought to draw the attention of the DC towards his function as a top spiritual leader of the Tibetans. He said the trust,which he heads,had fully cooperated with the investigation agencies and provided all information relating to the donations and offerings received by the trust.

Last year,the police had recovered currencies of 26 countries from the Gyuto Tantric Monastery during raids that followed recovery of Rs 1 crore from the vehicle of a Dharamsala businessman,and Karmapa’s name had cropped up in the case.

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