A group of 50 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa supporters from Trashigang are on their way to Thimphu today to submit their petition to the Supreme Court chief justice.
The submission is with regards to the Gyalpoizhing land case and the verdict that Mongar district court recently passed, which party supporters felt was unfair.
Besides, they feared the National Assembly speaker Jigme Tshultim and home minister Minjur Dorji might not be able to contest for the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Party supporters said the two ministerial candidates who were sure wins for a second term from Trashigang were basically involved in a case that happened much before the country’s transition to a democracy and the institution of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
The supporters said they were dissatisfied with ACC’s investigation and Mongar court’s verdict based on the investigation.
There existed a law then and a King, they said, who were above the speaker and the home minister who served as Mongar dzongdas, representatives of the King, at different times.
“What transpired then should not be raked up and made applicable in today’s context,” they said. “Had they flouted any laws then, they should have been penalised during the same period.”
Party supporters also said they were appealing to the Supreme Court chief justice to seek his views on whether ACC could investigate cases that occurred during the time of monarchy and if the king’s kasho could be subjected to review.
In that case, they said there were numerous other cases of similar nature across the country and if ACC would investigate them all.
By Dechen Tshering