32 IN PUNAKHA SENTENCED TO PRISON
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.