Bhutan’s top SC judge, former military officer detained in ‘conspiracy’ case

Thimphu, Feb 18 (PTI):
The Royal Bhutan Police have detained the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, a former top military officer and an associate justice for allegedly plotting to replace the country’s Chief Justice, the Army chief and a law officer, according to media reports. The police in this Himalayan nation detained senior-most judge of the Supreme Court Kuenlay Tshering, along with the drangpon (associate justice) of the Pemagatshel Dzongkhag administrative unit Yeshey Dorji.
The two were reportedly arrested following the detention of former Royal Body Guard (RBG) commandant Brigadier Thinley Tobgye in connection with a “criminal conspiracy” against the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA), Bhutan’s state-run official newspaper Kuensel reported. The alleged criminal conspiracy and impersonation cases reportedly came to the fore after a woman, who was arrested a few months ago, disclosed their conspiratorial relationship, it said.
The report citing sources said that their motives were to allegedly become the RBA’s Chief Operations Officer, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General or Registrar General of the Supreme Court. The three were detained in the same case of trying to frame current Chief Operations Officer of the Royal Bhutan Army Goongloen Gongma Batoo Tshering in what is being called an untrue corruption case, The Bhutanese newspaper

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