The Penden Cement Authority Limited (PCAL) on April 20, filed a defamation case against Kuensel at the Samtse dzongkhag court for maligning the company’s image in the April 9 story, “PCAL in deep water?”

PCAL’s legal and lamsoel officer, Tshering Dorji, in a telephone interview said the company decided to go to court after the issue came up for discussion during their board meeting recently.

Tshering Dorji said Kuensel did not verify the information it reported in the story and that people have now started questioning the quality of Penden cement. “The court will study the case first,” he said.