The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday submitted evidences based on the 23 charges against the Speaker, Jigme Tshultim, at the Mongar District Court. The documents stated that the Speaker had allotted land to those who did not fulfill the criteria.
No authority was allowed to allocate land to people, Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) rebuttal against Home Minister Lyonpo Minjur Dorji’s statement said, especially if it was in deviation of set procedures and existing laws.
As the then Mongar Dzongda, the Home Minister, Minjur Dorji, had knowingly and intentionally allotted plots to those who are not eligible, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) rebuttal statement. “He must be held responsible,” it read.
Home Minister Minjur Dorji submitted to the Mongar District Court yesterday, through a legal council (Jabmi), that he had acted in accordance with the Bhutan Municipal Act of 1999, when allotting plots in Gyalpoizhing in 2005 – 06 as the Mongar Dzongda and Chairman of the Plot Allotment Committee.