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Police cannot protest human rights: Police chief

Published on Jan 21 2009 // Main News
Thimphu, January 21: Chief of Royal Bhutan Police Col Kipchu Namgyel asked the National Assembly to create a separate prison management administration, saying the police force may not be able to protect human rights. 
His statement comes after police criticism due to a report published in Bhutan Times where a detainee revealed he was forced to drink his urine while admitting charges against him. 
The National Assembly members but looked confused whether prison falls under the Judiciary, Royal Bhutan Police or Home Ministry.
MP Hemant Gurung suggested special training for the personnel who would be 
taking care of the prisoners, as they will have to deal with all kinds of people.
Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley while claiming Bhutanese prisoners are better than those of many developed countries informed the MPs that prisons are administered by Home Ministry and accepted a separate division under the RBP to look after the prison administration. Bhutan News Service
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