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OAG received highest number of cases last year

Changa Dorji, Thimphu
Aug 12, 2018

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) received 1348 cases for prosecution last year, the highest so far.

Of that, 1318 were forwarded by Royal Bhutan Police, 23 came from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and seven from the Royal University of Bhutan, agriculture ministry, and works and human settlement ministry.

The OAG’s annual report of 2017 states, the number of cases received last year has been increased by 14.21 per cent compared to cases attended in 2016.

The report revealed that in terms of nature of cases, offences under Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse Act 2015 tops the list.

OAG received 500 drug-related cases.

With 274 cases, offences against cultural and natural heritage (cases of Ku-Sung-Thukten or Zung and illegal sale or purchase of antique) were second on the list, followed by 123 burglary cases.

Dzongkhag wise, Thimphu Police submitted the highest number of case investigation reports (342) to the OAG last year.

Monggar Police forwarded 246 investigation reports while Phuentshogling Police submitted 138 investigation reports.

However, Gasa Dzongkhag referred no cases to the OAG, states the annual report.

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