Court dismisses Merak road case

Neten Dorji | Trashiyangtse

Trashigang dzongkhag court dismissed the case the representatives of Chaling and Shongphu villagers filed regarding the Merak gewog centre road blacktopping case yesterday.

During the miscellaneous hearing held yesterday, the court stated that the petition to the court was incomplete.

“The Court could not accept the case as it did not fulfil the requirements of a petition of a complaint as per section 132.1 of Civil and Criminal Procedure Code Of Bhutan,” the court order stated.

The section states that a petition of complaint must allege sufficient information to establish a right of relief, state the basis of the court’s jurisdiction, and contain a prayer for relief.

As the case is administrative in nature, the court had no jurisdiction, stated the court order issued yesterday.

The representative of Shongphu and Chaling Chiwogs appealed to the Trashigang court to investigate if the government‘s decision to blacktop the road from Khardung has violated the Dzongkhag Tshogdu’s (DT) decision on 27 July.

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