DHARAMSALA/SHIMLA, Jan 30 � Police today questioned the Karmapa who got the backing of the Dalai Lama, even as they arrested two more persons in connection with the seizure of foreign currency worth over Rs 7.5 crore from the offices of a Trust backed by him. The Karmapa denied any Chinese links and said the charges against him were �grossly speculative and without foundation�.
A team of State police officers put about 50 questions to Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje at Gyuto Monastery at Sidhbari, but he feigned complete ignorance about the foreign currency and other documents recovered from there.
The police said they had given him the set of questions pertaining to the recovery of money and functioning of the monastery, but he completely dissociated himself with the developments and maintained that the affairs of the Trust were managed by Shakti Lama and Gompu Tshering. � PTI