Ven. Dr.Lam
President, International Buddhist Federation
Siddhartha Nagar, Lumbini Zone, Nepal

Sub:- A case about holy Bodhi Tree of Bodhgaya.

Respected Dr.Lam,

Namaskar, this is to inform you that a case has been filed by Arup Brahmachary, a young roaming Hindu monk / novice, in the court of the hon'ble Chief Judicial Magistrate, Gaya, in connection with illegal cut of a live branch of the holy Bodhi Tree a few months ago. Arup is about 31 year old, may be originally from West Bengal, and residing in different places of Bodhgaya for the last a few years. He also raised a voice of protest in the recent past against the NGO activities in Bodhagaya, specially about their financial mismanagement.

The DM of Gaya, Secretary, Sri K. Charan Singh Yadav, Bhante Bodhi Pal & PRO of the Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee [ BTMC ], are the named accused in the case. However, the news got now widely covered here by the local media. This is for your information.
Yours Priyapal Bhante