26 Bhutanese interrogated for voting in Indian polls

Published on May 05 2009 // Main News

Phuentsholing, May 05, 2009: Indian authorities arrested 26 Bhutanese citizens on allegations that they cast their votes in neighboring cities in India.

They were arrested on April 30 and May 1 while returning from India but were released after interrogation. The authorities have not proven whether they had cast their votes or were just clamped allegations.

The arrested people were reported to be residents of Samtse and Chhukha districts.

However, reports also say that these people bear citizenship from both the countries though Bhutanese laws do not permit such conditions.