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Lhakhang robbery on the rise

Jan 29, 2013

LhakhangRobberyAbout 12 cases of Lhakhang robbery were reported last year, according to the records maintained with the Crime Branch of the Royal Bhutan Police. The figure is relatively higher than that of 2011.

In 2011, about seven cases of nangtens robbery were recorded.

Dzongkhag wise, Wangduephodrang saw the highest number of burglary of Lhakhang Nangtens last year. Thimphu, Paro and Bumthang were second on the list.

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Recently, four elephant tusks from Ugyen Tshemo Lhakhang at Paro Taktshang were robbed. Similarly, a 330 paged golden scripture was stolen from Nyakhar Lhakhang in Zhemgang.

From the investigation, police found out that there were illicit transactions of elephant tusk taking place across the border.

Police on duty at various entry points in and around the country have been alerted. Thorough checking is being carried out.

1 Comment for “Lhakhang robbery on the rise”

  1. Bal

    Dear readers,
    it is high time to tighten the security of country over robbery of country’s ancient monuments and heritage. from my perspective, the Government should rather destroy all the existing stupas and chhortens along the remote and insecure areas and take out all the monuments. the government can plan to construct a huge chhorten like JDW Memorial Chhorten and put all these monuments into it. else it is sure that after few years we wont have even a single monuments in the countryside to worship as sacred.
    it is my heartfelt thought.


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