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Supreme Court dismisses former Home Minister’s appeal case

May 19, 2021

The Supreme Court dismissed the former Home Minister’s appeal case and affirmed the Larger Bench of the High Court’s judgment today. The appeal was dismissed after conducting a hearing and reviewing the documents. In March, the Larger Bench sentenced Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen to two months in prison for a false vehicle insurance claim worth more than Nu 200,000. Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen along with four RICBL officials appealed to the Supreme Court in March.

The larger bench convicted Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen of falsely claiming vehicle insurance for his Toyota Prado in June 2016 from the RICBL stating his vehicle met with an accident at Lamperi. He was also asked to refund the amount.

The former Executive Director of RICBL, Sonam Dorji was sentenced to one year in prison. He misused his position and changed the vehicle insurance cover of Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen from the third party to a comprehensive scheme.

RICBL’s General Manager Sangay Wangdi was sentenced to six months in prison for solicitation and asking his inspection officer Ugyen Namdrol to arrange a blank receipt from the automobile workshop to adjust the bill.

Sangay Dorji also from the RICBL was also sentenced to a one-month prison term for aiding and abetting as he signed the committee’s resolution even after knowing the claim was false.

And Ugyen Namdrol was convicted for aiding and abetting for forgery and deceptive practices to six months in prison.

Tshering Zam

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