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Police apprehend three men for breaching lockdown protocols, Haa

Three men have been put in quarantine in Haa after they were found breaching the lockdown protocols. They were caught travelling in a private vehicle at a temporary checkpoint set up in Samar Gewog on Saturday. Today, although the government eased certain lockdown restrictions in the districts outside Paro and Thimphu, the movement of private vehicles is still restricted.

Fifteen apprehended in Paro for breaching lockdown protocols

Paro police apprehended 15 people involved in 11 different cases of the breach of lockdown protocol until today. They will be charged under Sections 410 and 448 of the Penal Code of Bhutan.

All for games, 24 breach lockdown protocols in Monggar

Monggar police, on the 9th January 2021, registered two cases of breach of lockdown protocols. While one case involves 16 men who played archery during the Nyilo, another involves eight women, who played khuru during the lockdown.  

OAG to fast-track cases related to breach of lockdown protocols

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will fast-track the prosecutions of the cases related to the breach of lockdown protocols. Defaulters would be charged under two sections of the Penal Code of Bhutan with non-compoundable prison terms.  

Elderly man booked for lewd and lascivious offense

Thimphu police registered a case against an elderly man after a private video of him and a young woman went viral on social media platforms.
In about a one-minute clip, the man is seen recording a video, capturing the woman come out of the bathroom and getting in the bed after partially removing her clothes.
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Men walk from Thimphu to Punakha, arrested for breach of lockdown protocols

Punakha police arrested two men, 50 and 55, from Punakha on Wednesday for the breach of lockdown protocols. The men, from Kabesa, had come to Thimphu for a court case. After the lockdown was enforced, they left their vehicle at Dechencholing and walked to Punakha via Sinchula mountain under Kawang Gewog. The journey took them five hours.  

Surge in domestic violence during the second lockdown

In the last 10 days of the nationwide lockdown, 31 women were reportedly victimized by domestic violence. This is as per records maintained with Respect, Educate, Nurture, and Empower Women (RENEW). It is a huge increase compared to the same period during the previous lockdown. 

Thirty-three businesses fined for unfair trade practice

Over the last 10 days, the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has penalised 33 businesses for unfair trade practices. Of them, 26 are shops and seven are vegetable wholesalers. 
The businesses were found increasing the price of goods and selling expired items. Some 12 shops were caught, following complaints by people through OCP’s toll-free number and […]

OTP scam victimises WhatsApp users

OTP scam or One-time Password scam is quite familiar among the WhatsApp users this time around. A phone-hacking scam has been making its way around on the app. It is a trick designed by hackers to gain illegal access to the accounts.  

Man arrested in Samtse for allegedly crossing border

Samtse police arrested a 44-year-old man from Rinchhenphu in Yoeseltse Gewog last night on suspicion of illegally crossing the border and re-entering.

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