Land deals could trigger fresh trouble for Karmapa


At least two big land deals — one at Rakkar (Sidhbari) and the other at Trilokpur in Jawali area of Kangra district — entered into by the trust of 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje may trigger fresh troubles for the Tibetan spiritual leader. Central and state agencies have spent the past three days compiling a list of ‘benami’ properties which have links with the Gyuto Monastery.

Enquiries by The Indian Express have found that teams from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Income-Tax, Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the state CID have identified at least half a dozen properties, particularly lands linked to the Karmapa’s trust, within and outside Himachal. The exercise followed the recovery of foreign currency worth Rs 7.05 crore from the monastery.

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