102 crimes reported during lockdown

Seventeen days after the nationwide lockdown, Thimphu Police received 102 cases—prowling (58), domestic violence (15), and substance abuse (29)

Sep 01, 2020
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Seventeen days after the nationwide lockdown, Thimphu Police received 102 cases—prowling (58), domestic violence (15), and substance abuse (29).

Every day, at least six individuals are taken to the detention centre.

The crime branch of the Thimphu Police has to patrol around the clock through the zones to ensure that people do not breach lockdown protocols. They have to also convey all the people who committed crimes to and fro. Additionally, with those who wishes to register their cases.

Thimphu Thromde and gewogs are divided into 44 zones. Six Community Police Centres—Taba, Motithang, Changzamtog, Changjiji, Babesa, and Khasadrapchu are assigned a police officer each.

Officer in Command (OC) of Thimphu Police Station, Gembo Penjor, said that they tried their best to keep people away from the police station as the whole team was residing inside the police station. “We are on Covid-19 duty but cases pop in regularly and we have to take action.”

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