20 June, 2021

Coloured Money

Seizures from the Karmapa’s monastery put him under a cloud

Coloured Money

Landing troubles

Benami properties linked to the Karmapa and his followers in Himachal Pradesh that are being probed for illegalities:

  • The Gyutoe Educational Society, Sidhbari (Dharamshala), which runs the Gyutoe Tantric Monastic University, abode of  the 17th Karmapa
  • 16 acres in Trilokpur village near Dharamshala, purchased in October 2007 by Tai Situ Rimpoche, the ordained teacher of the Karmapa
  • 18 bighas acquired in Kullu for Rs 91,25,000.
  • 1.5 hectares in Kinnaur, purchased in 2008
  • More than a hectare purchased by the Shugseb Nunnery in Garoh, near Dharamshala, in the name of Dolmaling, whose nationality is being ascertained
  • Nine bighas in Rewalsar bought by Mingchung Dorje, a Tibetan refugee, by showing himself an Indian national
  • Land transferred by Tsultrim Tenzin, a refugee, using false domicile and ‘agriculturist’ certificates in Lahaul-Spiti district


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