Bhutan police detain two justices on criminal conspiracy chargesA senior-most Supreme Court justice and the Drangpon of Pemagatshel Dzongkhag Court, which is the court of the first instance of the Royal Court of Justice, were among the arrested.
The Royal Bhutan Police on Tuesday detained the senior-most justice of the Supreme Court, Kuenlay Tshering, and the Pemagatshel dzongkhag drangpon (the senior-most Associate Justice) Yeshey Dorji.
The two were reportedly arrested following the detention of former Royal Body Guard commandant, Brigadier Thinley Tobgye, in connection with a criminal conspiracy against the Chief Operations Officer of the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA).
Criminal conspiracy and impersonation cases reportedly surfaced after a woman, who was arrested a few months ago, disclosed their conspiratorial relationship.
Sources said that their motives were to allegedly become the RBA’s Chief Operations Officer, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General or Registrar General of Supreme Court.
As per the Penal Code of Bhutan, a defendant shall be guilty of the offence of criminal conspiracy to commit a crime, if the defendant agrees with another person or persons that they or one or more of them will engage in a conduct that constitutes a crime.