32 IN PUNAKHA SEN­TENCED TO PRISON

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32 peo­ple from Toed­paisa Ge­wog in Punakha were sen­tenced to prison term rang­ing from six months to one year in prison in a wa­ter feud case. Punakha District Court on May 3 passed the judg­ment where 20 were con­victed for ma­li­cious mis­chief and 12 were found guilty of crim­i­nal con­spir­acy.

In the wa­ter feud case, the wa­ter reser­voir tanks of Gang-Thra-Mo vil­lage of Lapt­sakha Chi­wog in Talo Ge­wog were dam­aged.

The con­victed can pay thrim thue in lieu of prison term. The court or­dered each con­vict to pay Nu 15,721 to Talo Ge­wog within 10 days from the day of judg­ment. They have 10 work­ing days to ap­peal to a higher court.

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