02:02 GMT08 August 2020
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    An inspection group of 10 monks helped to expose more than 600 crooks described as monks at the sacred mountain Wutai in China.

    Since March 2016, the inspection team exposed more than 600 impostors and confiscated about 500 pieces of monk clothing, Xinhua news agency reported.

    Members of the team wear special badges, conduct regular patrols and random spot checks.

    The inspection team claims that they know local monks well and do not question them. Strangers, on the other hand, are asked to show documents and provide details of their visit. If they do not have a special “Buddhist certificate”, inspectors take their monk clothing and report the incident to the police.

    Wutai mountain is one of the sacred Chinese mountains of Buddhism. It is located in the district of Xinzhou City, Shanxi Province. Millions of tourists and pilgrims visit the sacred mountain in a year.

    The place is also famous among monks-impostors, who predicted destiny for money or cry for alms.

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