2 Indians bailed out from Bhutan jail
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2 Indians bailed out from Bhutan jail

The duo, from West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, were jailed in Bhutan on charges of assault.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 14:16 IST

Two Indians who were jailed in Bhutan on charges of assault have been released on bail after nearly six months in prison.

The duo, from Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, who worked in a construction company in the eastern township of Lhuentse allegedly beat up a man and left him unconscious at the roadside on the night of July 21 last year.

"They were bailed on surety by the proprietor of the company they were working for," Duba Dukpa of the Lhuentse court was quoted as saying by Bhutan's state-run daily Kuensel.

"But they will be summoned to the court as and when the court requires."

The duo was remanded in police custody for the last five months, while Lhuentse police and the court were waiting for forensic test results from Kolkata, which are yet to come.

"Usually the results take at least six months or more," said a police officer in Lhuentse.

The two workers were interrogated following a complaint by 35-year-old Tashi Wangchuk, who accused them of assault.

Wangchuk was reported to have regained consciousness after four days in hospital, where he was operated for a hip joint dislocation, pelvic bone damage and fractured bones. He also received head and neck injuries.

First Published: Jan 02, 2006 11:11 IST