Home Minister Sherub Gyeltshen tendered his resignation from the Cabinet to Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday, Kuensel learnt.
However, Lyonpo declined to comment when asked about the details yesterday.
The larger bench of the High Court recently convicted the minister to two months in prison for claiming false vehicle insurance worth Nu 226,546. The crime took place after he superannuated from the civil service and before he joined Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa to contest in the third parliamentary elections.
Lyonpo has appealed to the Supreme Court.