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Dalai Lama for thorough probe into Karmapa's cash links

IANS  Bangalore, January 30, 2011
First Published: 19:44 IST(30/1/2011) | Last Updated: 19:46 IST(30/1/2011)

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said he favoured a thorough probe into the cash dealings of 17th Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje following seizure of unaccounted currency, including Chinese Yuan, to the tune of Rs. 7 crore from the Karmapa's monastery in Himachal Pradesh.

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"There should be a thorough investigation into the cash dealings of Karmapa. As he is an important Lama, he has several disciples, including many from China," the 14th Dalai Lama told reporters on the margins of a function.

Noting that the Karmapa had money as he needed it, the Nobel laureate admitted that there was "some negligence", which needed to be investigated.

"He has some money as he too needs it. But there is some negligence. It also has to be probed," the Dalai Lama said after delivering an hour-long public talk on "Finding Happiness in Troubled Times" at the National College grounds in this tech hub.


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