(FILES) In this photograph taken on November 11, 2013, Tibetan spiritual leader, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, takes part in a prayer meeting along with other monks on the banks of river Yamuna in New Delhi. AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA/FILES
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A top Tibetan monk who is seen as a potential successor to the Dalai Lama is to be prosecuted for money-laundering after an Indian court overturned a decision to drop charges, police said Thursday.At a hearing Wednesday at the Himachal Pradesh High Court, a judge issued an order for authorities to open criminal proceedings against Karmapa Urgyen Trinley over the recovery of around $1 million in foreign currency during a raid on his Buddhist monastery four years ago.Although criminal conspiracy charges were filed in the aftermath of the raid, a district court had dismissed the case in 2012 in a verdict that was later appealed and the subject of Wednesday's hearing.
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