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Three sentenced to life for chorten vandalism

Jan 24, 2015

Three sentenced to life for chorten vandalismMonggar Dzongkhag Court sentenced three men to life imprisonment for chorten vandalism. In a verdict passed yesterday, another man was sentenced to 13 years for solicitation and purchase of chortens’ nangten, illegally.

However, other four were acquitted for lack of evidence, to prove beyond reasonable doubt, that they were guilty of the crime.

Of the 44 arrests, 35 cases related to chorten vandalism were forwarded to Monggar District Court. The rest were forwarded to other dzongkhags.

Yesterday’s verdict was the last of the lot.

Meanwhile, seven have appealed to the High Court.

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