The High Court upheld the Monggar district court’s verdict on the Gyalpoizhing land allotment case. The verdict was passed this afternoon. The former National Assembly Speaker Jigme Tshultim is sentenced to two and a half year imprisonment. He has been convicted for official misconduct, fraud and deceptive practice. The earlier allegation of forgery has been dismissed due to lack of evidence.
Dorokha Dungkhag court has sentenced a teacher of Dorokha Middle Secondary School to nine years and three months in prison for raping a minor.
A Tashi Gomang Chorten was vandalised in Shumar gewog in Pemagatshel. The incident reportedly took place last Thursday.
Damphu Police arrested two men in connection with vandalizing four vehicles last night. The suspects between the age of 20 and 23 were under the influence of alcohol when the Police apprehended them the next morning. A resident had informed the police about the incident through 113. They were caught at 3 am from near Damphu town.
Two chortens in Kaba in Nubi Gewog in Trongsa have been vandalised. The incident is suspected to have taken place Tuesday night.
A Traffic Officer-in-Command in Phuentsholing has been suspended following alleged involvement in a bribery case, last week.
The Lhuentse District Court has issued an arrest warrant for the Bhutan Star organiser, Nidup Dorji. The arrest warrant was issued after the organiser failed to appear before the Court despite being summoned three times.
The Trongsa District Court has sentenced a 21-year-old man to nine years in prison for impregnating a 15-year-old girl.
A 33-year-old man was detained by the Zhemgang police, on Tuesday, for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl. He was arrested following a complaint lodged by the girl’s parents. According to them, the suspect had raped their daughter in the afternoon on the same day of his arrest. They allege that the incident took place in the shop they own.
The Bumthang Police arrested a 25-year-old man in Jalikhar for supposedly impersonating as an election official, yesterday.