Sunday, 24 August 2008

Bhutan : Anti national alert

23 August, 2008 - The ministry of home and cultural affairs has advised government, corporate, and other agencies around the country to be alert in the weeks and months leading to the Coronation celebrations and the events of the centenary celebrations.

A spokesman for the ministry said that the Royal Bhutan Police had learnt that anti national groups were planning to disrupt the celebrations.
Meanwhile the Press Trust of India reported yesterday that the Sikkimese police had arrested a Nepalese national carrying ‘a haul of gelatin rods used for making explosives, a diary, literature on militant activities in Bhutan and Nepal and a cassette’.

Identified as Bhudiman Bhujel, he was found wandering through the streets of Rhenock market in a suspicious manner on August 20. An associate, who was later identified as Prakash Adhikari, escaped, according to the Superintendent of Police (SP), East, M S Tuli.

PTI quoted the police, who said that Bhujel had been booked under the Arms and Explosives Act and the Foreigners Act and that a manhunt had been launched to find his associate

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