Karmapa case: The Dalai Lama favours thorough probe

"There should be a thorough investigation. He (Karmapa) is an important Lama," he said.

Written by Agencies | Bangalore | Published: January 30, 2011 10:50 pm

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama called for a thorough probe into the seizure of foreign currency worth over Rs 7.5 crore from the offices of a trust backed by the Karmapa.

“There should be a thorough investigation. He (Karmapa) is an important Lama,” The Dalai Lama told reporters.

“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,” he said.

Two days ago,police had recovered foreign currency worth over Rs 7.5 crore during raids on the trust backed by Karmapa and arrested the main accountant Shakti Lama in Dharamsala.

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