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Unaware about Karmapa clean chit: HP govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 15:16

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh government
Tuesday said it has not received any information from the Centre
regarding any `clean chit` given to the 17th Karmapa Ogyen
Trinley Dorji in connection with the recovery of foreign

"We have come to know from the media reports that the
Centre has given a clean chit to Karmapa but we have not
received any official intimation from the Union government,"
Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said while replying to a
question during the Question Hour.

He said that neither the Centre is under any
obligation to inform the state about it nor is it desirable on
the part of the state to seek any information.

The state government would not ask the Centre about it
but the Union government can part with relevant information if
it wished to do so, he added.

Dhumal told the House that seven persons, Sanjog Dutt,
Ashutosh, Shakti Lama, Karma Kunke Khampa, Rinzin Wango, K P
Bharadwaj and D K Dhar have been arrested in connection with
recovery of the foreign currency.

The CM said that foreign currencies of 24 countries,
including China and the US, had been recovered during the
raids by the security agencies at Guyto monastery complex.
Besides 12,01,97 Chinese Yuan, USD 6,47,396 and 6900
UD dollars, travellers` cheques, 6,42,740 Hongkong dollars,
742,900 Taiwanese dollars, 4,21,892 Nepalese rupees and Indian
currency worth Rs 53,65,265, the currencies of Singapore,
Australia, UK, Bhutan, Indonesia, Germany and some other
countries had been recovered during the raids, he said.


First Published: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 15:16
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