The legal battle between Thimphu Thromde and Tashi Commercial Corporation finally comes to an end with Tashi Commercial Corporation officially taking over the taxi parking area. The handing-taking of the land was done after the Supreme Court passed the verdict in favor of Tashi Commercial Corporation in August.
The Divisional Forest office in Paro seized a truckload of illegal blue pine timber on Saturday. The consignment of around 114cft of blue pine was caught by the forest patrolling team at around 11.30 pm at Dochukha under Tsento Gewog.
The Anti-Corruption Commission has filed restitution case to 71 land-recipients under the Gyalpoizhing land scam case at Monggar court this morning.
(Murder update): Two men, who were detained in connection with the murder of the 48-year-old Indian man last Thursday, have confessed to the crime. The duo, both in their early twenties told police that the stabbing incident took place after a scuffle with the deceased outside a drayang in Changjalu in Thimphu.
The three prime suspects, in connection with the alleged murder of a 48- year-old man from India, have been arrested. The suspects were apprehended from different locations at different time intervals.
Two women, aged 39 and 45, were detained from Paro town on Monday, for smuggling tobacco products. Over Nu. 1,000 worth of tobacco products were seized from their shops.
Damphu Police in Tsirang arrested a 29-year-old man for illegal hunting, and injuring a man with an arrow, yesterday. The incident occurred last Monday, when the suspect hit the victim accidentally, with a poisoned arrow on his stomach. They were hunting for wild boars.
Auto-stripping crimes in Phuentshogling are said to have decreased this year. About 37 auto-stripping cases were reported last year and 25 cases have been reported so far this year.
A female Tokay Gecko was seized by the Gelegphu forest range office on Friday from the Tshachu caretaker’s house. The lizard is sought after as it is said to cure HIV, cancer and impotency. However, no scientific study has been carried out to establish it.
Illegal consignment of sandalwood, weighing over a ton, was seized by forestry officials in Paro yesterday. Officials intercepted the consignment from Shaba Gewog at around 9.45pm in a truck.