Police remand for Tibetan couple held in hawala money case



Una: Local court here on Friday granted police remand of a couple held at Majnu-Ka-Tila at New Delhi on Thursday allegedly involved in hawala money case and foreign currency haul, recovered from Mehatpur barrier in Una district and Gyoto Tantric Monastery belonging to Karmapa Ugyen Trinley Dorje at Dharamshala recently. The two had been produced before the court here yesterday.

Meanwhile, two trustees belonging to Karmpa turst known as Swarswati Trust(or Karmae Garchen turst) namely Tanzin Namdayal and Gompa Chhairing moved anticipatory bail in the same court yesterday. They have been listed for hearing for Monday .i.e. 7th February, 2011. The police Investigation Officer ASI Yash Pall told Himvani over phone that Karma Thapa and his wife Rinzin was produced before the court of CGM Una Rajesh Tomar on Friday and court granted police remand of the couple for Febuery 8, 2011.

So far seven persons have been put behind the bars .i.e. three Tibetans, Shakti Lama, Karma Thapa and his wife Rinzin and four Indians, Sanjay, Asutosh, K.R. Bhardwaj and DK Dhar. They have been charged under sec 417, 420, 468, 171 and 120(b) of IPC. Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh Director General of Police D.S.Minhas told HimVani that all bank accounts belonging to Karmapa Ugyen Trinley Dorje and his trusts have been freezed for further transactions. State Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal who is on Kangra district tour for five has expressed surprise over large number of encroachment cases on the government lands by the refugee Tibetans and land deal being executed with the help of local people. He has warned Tibetans to not create law and order problem, which would be harmful for them.

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  1. At this time it is does not seem clear about the origin of the stash of cash. I would like to ask the reporter of this news whether he/she has ascertained the fact that the three of people arrested were really Tibetans. No Tibetans have their surname as Thapa or Lama, and if you are trying to quote Lama from the Dalai Lama, it is the title rather than the name here, that’s why it starts with the word ‘the’.   

  2. The bank manager D.K. Dhar and K.P. Bhardwaj were charged under sec 417, 420, 468, 171 and 120(b) of IPC. Justice Dev Darshan Sood granted bail to bank manager D K Dhar and local businessman K P Bhardwaj from whose car Rs 1 crore was recovered on January 26 at Mehatpur barrier in Una. Justice DD Sood agreed to the
    petitioners bail pleas stating that mere possession of money was no offence and other allegations which had been levelled were only in the domain of suspicion and not on established facts on record.
    I really surprised that how the Una police could kept D. K Dhar in their custody for 28 0r 30 days marely on the basis of suspicion?

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