Dignity of Gyuto Monastery should be maintained: Virbhadra

The dignity and sanctity of the Gyuto Monastery should be maintained while conducting investigation into recovery of foreign currency worth over Rs 7.5 crore from the transit home of the Karmapa.

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2011, 15:42 PM IST

Dharamsala: The dignity and sanctity of the
Gyuto Monastery should be maintained while conducting
investigation into recovery of foreign currency worth over Rs
7.5 crore from the transit home of the Karmapa, Union Minister
Virbhadra Singh on Saturday said.

He also demanded a strict probe in other benami land
cases of Tibetans and a thorough investigation in the benami
land deals by outsiders in the state.

Reacting to the Karmapa issue, Singh, who served the
state as its Chief Minister, said during his term, he had
favoured the regularisation of land with Tibetans, adding,
that the policy framed by his government, was for those lands
only on which the Tibetans were undertaking social welfare
work.

Yesterday bank accounts of a Trust backed by Karmapa
Ugyen Trinley Dorje and its trustees have been frozen in
connection with the probe into the seizure of a huge amount of
foreign currency from a transit home of the Tibetan spiritual
leader last month.

PTI