MOSCOW, July 10 (RAPSI) – Top Tibetan monk, Karmapa Urgyen Trinley, faces money laundering charges brought by Indian prosecutors, The National has reported.

According to The National, the high court in Himachal Pradesh has ordered to open criminal proceedings against the monk over the recovery of nearly $1 mln (Dh 3.67 mln) in a 2011 raid by Indian police.

Criminal case against Karmapa was launched shortly after the raid but charges were dropped in 2012. On July 8, 2015 an Indian court overturned this decision, The National has reported.

In January 2011 Indian police launched a raid on a Tibetan monastery in the Himalayan town of Dharamshala. According to the police, nearly $1 mln in 26 different currencies was recovered. Police claims that money is related to a land deal involving a trust headed by the Karmapa, The National has reported.

Karmapa has denied all charges. According to the National, he is recognized by the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the Karmapa Lama, the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage.