The money was in nearly two dozen foreign currencies, including a large amount of Chinese yuan,the Karmapas' office pointed out that they received support and donations from followers in many countries including Tibet hence the Chinese currency!
It seems that the motivation here may be Indian antagonism against Tibetan exiles purchasing land in the Himalayan region of north India. There has been a long running smear campaign in the Indian media against his Holiness with the suggestions of his being a "Chinese Agent".
Police raided the Gyuto monastery on Thursday and arrested a monk on suspicion of trying to illegally buy land in the region.
The raid followed the arrest of two Indians a day earlier who were found carrying 10 million rupees (£14,000) in cash, said Santosh Patial, a superintendent of police. On questioning, the two said they had received the money from the monk, an Indian national, to buy a plot of land in Himachal Pradesh where Dharmsala is located.