Trashigang police detained two men for vandalising seven chortens at Lengkhar and Chali in Khamdhang in Trashiyangtse on January 17 and 18.
The suspects from Khamdhang in Yangtse and Yangnyer in Trashigang were arrested somewhere in Lengkhar and Chali on January 30.
Trashigang superintendent of police Major Dorji Khando said the suspects confessed to the crime and had vandalised chortens in Mongar, Trashigang and Bumthang earlier.
“It seems they have been vandalising chortens for a long time,” Major Dorji Khando said. “They have been travelling around as contractors and digging up chortens,” Dorji Khando said.
Police retrieved old coins, betrang and coral necklaces dug up from chortens. The men would be forwarded to court in a week’s time, Trashigang police said.
By Tempa Wangdi