English | Dzongkha Sunday, August 2, 2015

Strong justifications for further prosecution: High Court

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The High Court has asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to submit strong justifications for the office to prosecute the Lhakhang Karpo case. During the show-cause hearing of the case yesterday, the court also asked Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to submit in writing as to why the case is being handed over to the commission for further prosecution.

Chang Ugyen’s case to unfold in High Court

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The Office of Attorney General (OAG) has appealed to the High Court concerning Chang Ugyen’s land case verdict by the Thimphu District Court. OAG has appealed that the sentence is not proportionate to the degree of the crime committed.

Men sentenced for smuggling marijuana

Men sentenced for smuggling marijuana

Monggar District Court sentenced two men to one year and one month imprisonment each for smuggling marijuana. The men, 65-year-old from Lhuentse and 39-year-old from Monggar were arrested in May for possessing 57 pieces of grass hashish weighing about 226 grams. They also had 6 grams of grass cannabis.

Series of burglary vex Samdrup Jongkhar’s housing residents

Series of burglary vex Samdrup Jongkhar’s housing residents

A series of burglary at the National Housing Development Corporation Colony in Samdrup Jongkhar is exasperating the residents. Last month, 10 burglaries took place at the colony.

OAG submits appeal petitions against Lhakhang Karpo verdict

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The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) submitted their appeal petitions against Haa District Court’s judgement on the acquittal of foreign minister and project manager in Lhakhang Karpo case, today.

Men deny killing leopard for trade

Men deny killing leopard for trade

Two men have denied the killing of leopard for trade in Gyalgong under Silambi Gewog in Monggar. Gyalpoizhing Range Office had recovered skin and bones of leopard from their house after a tip-off.

Woman detained for allegedly murdering a couple

Paro Police have detained a 25-year-old woman from Samtse for allegedly murdering a married couple. The police said the husband and wife were strangled to death on Wednesday evening in Woochu under Loong-nyi Gewog.

Verdict not stringent enough

Verdict not stringent enough

Six months sentence to the three men, who misused Bhutanese SIM cards, is not fair, according to the relatives of two Bhutanese who were kidnapped and still have not returned.

Bhutanese detained in New Delhi for allegedly smuggling gold

Bhutanese detained in New Delhi for allegedly smuggling gold

A man from Sha-Kazhi in Wangdue Phodrang is detained at India’s capital Delhi’s district jail at Rohini in connection with alleged smuggling of 17 kilograms of gold worth over Nu 44 M.

Project engineer of Lhakhang Karpo receives 2 and half years

Project engineer of Lhakhang Karpo receives 2 and half years

The project engineer of the Lhakhang Karpo corruption case was sentenced to a total of two years and six months prison term by the Haa District Court, yesterday.

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