English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Police bust fraud over hired cars- Punakha

Punakha police arrested four women and a man suspected of Deceptive Practice and Forgery recently. According to the police, the suspects hired 23 light vehicles from different individuals and sold them by forging documents. Police have recovered the cars.

Three men in trouble for sharing a nude clip of a woman- S/Jongkhar

Police in one of the Dungkhags in Samdrup Jongkhar arrested three men for reportedly sharing a nude video clip of a woman on social media recently.

Alleged illegal road construction case of Norgaygang Gewog reaches Dungkhag Court- Samtse

The Tashichhoeling Dungkhag Court accepted the case concerning the alleged illegal construction of Chugu farm road in Joenpang-Linggarnang chiwog in Norgaygang Gewog of Samtse today. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) filed the case before the Dungkhag Court against three Local Government elected members and two civil servants of the gewog.

Owner of Druk Stars FC charged for passive commercial bribery in alleged match-fixing

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged the owner of the Druk Stars Football Club with passive commercial bribery. The case reached the Thimphu district court on Thursday. The owner allegedly accepted more than Nu 800,000 from an Indian national for alleged match-fixing during the Bhutan Super League and Premier League last year. Seen as one of the biggest problems in organized sports, match-fixing is when the outcome of a match is manipulated for a team to advance or for gambling.

Public institutions and officials will now be held accountable for lapses and irregularities: RAA

Excess payment in construction such as payment made for works that are not executed or less executed constitutes a significant portion of the irregularities. According to the Royal Audit Authority, in such cases, the agencies are usually asked to recover the amount. However, the works are left incomplete or the quality is compromised. So, to solve these problems, the Royal Audit Authority calls upon all the public institutions and officials that they will now be held accountable for such lapses.

BPC to forward sexual harassment case to police

The Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) is forwarding the alleged sexual harassment case to the police today. Following a board meeting yesterday, the management discovered strong prima facie evidence against one of its directors who was accused of sexual harassment. A ‘prima facie evidence’ is evidence good and sufficient enough to pursue a case. 

A non-teaching staff in custody for alleged rape of a minor- Tsirang

A 26-year-old man is in the custody of Tsirang Police for the alleged rape of a minor. The suspect, working as a lab assistant in one of the schools in Tsirang, was arrested last Friday. The girl, who is 17 years old, is a student in the same school.

Three arrested including a minor on suspicion of engaging in prostitution, P/ling

The Phuentshogling Police have detained two women and a girl on suspicion of engaging in prostitution. They were arrested on Wednesday last week. The three are suspected to have provided sexual services from a massage parlour in Phuentshogling town.

A 26-year-old man in custody for the alleged rape of a minor- Tsirang

A 26-year-old man from Dagana is in the custody of Tsirang police for the alleged rape of a minor. He was detained in the first week of this month.

Supreme Court upholds judgment on SJ’s Zangdopelri land dispute

The Supreme Court upheld the judgment of the lower courts on the Zangdopelri land dispute in Samdrup Jongkhar. The judgment was passed on 20th September.

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