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Doctor, his brother & 4 Arabs face probe over ‘gambling’; 22 get bail 2 GCC citizens deported for violating laws during national events

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: About 22 people who were caught for gambling Tuesday evening inside an apartment in Salmiya run by a doctor and professor at the Faculty of Medicine have been released on bail, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. However, the doctor and his brother, a former officer in the Interior Ministry and four unidentified Arabs have been detained pending investigation into the incident. In the meantime, a source at the Ministry of Health said the detained doctor works in the private sector and not the public sector. However, a source at the Kuwait University said the university administration and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine are following the issue through what has been published in the media.
The daily quoting sources said when the university administration and the university’s Faculty of Medicine receives official notification on the incident, each will form an enquiry commission and a fact-finding committee to determine the decision to be taken on the doctor who is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine.

However, the decision to dismiss him will depend on the evidence of the charge on one of the faculty members. It has been reported the doctor who was running the apartment for gambling has many cases against him. Sources say he was taking advantage of the position of his brother (a retired officer) to reassure customers that his apartment is immune to police raids. The same sources say the doctor and his brother with the four Arab detainees will be referred to the Central Prison in a day or two prior to referring them to the Public Prosecution. Earlier it was reported police acting on information sent a police agent to the apartment armed with a special camera and the latter took pictures of what’s going on inside before raiding the place under the supervision and leadership of Brigadier-General Mahmoud Tabbakh and the arrest of 28 people sums of money and the machine to count money.

2 GCC citizens deported: Two GCC citizens were deported for violating the laws during the National and Liberation days holidays, reports Al-Rai daily.
The daily added, earlier Director-General for Criminal Investigation Brigadier Mahmoud Al-Tabakh had issued orders to deport any expatriate if found violating the country’s laws.
He said, “We welcome the expatriates who participate in such occasions with the Kuwaiti brothers at the same time abiding by law and order.”

KD 4,700 jewelry, cash stolen: A Syrian man, whose identity has not been disclosed, has filed a complaint with the police accusing an unidentified thief of stealing jewelry worth KD 4,700 and KD 500 cash from his apartment, reports Al-Rai daily.
Police are looking for the thief.

Fatwa rejects complaints: The Fatwa and Legislation Department of the Ministry of Education has turned down complaints which have been filed by assistant undersecretaries and employees in supervisory position who have been retired on pension because they have reached the retirement age saying this is done in line with the procedures adopted by the Civil Service Commission in agreement with the law which has been issued by the government in this regard, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
Meanwhile, sources say hundreds of grievances have been filed by the 12th grade students in Science and Literature majors. They have requested for re-evaluation of their papers, but a decision has yet to be taken on this issue.
The same sources say, the Undersecretary of the Ministry Mariam Al-Wateed has asked for a detailed report on the results on the two majors and the rate of success before taking any decision.

‘Chemical’ drugs seized:
The Ahmadi police have arrested an unidentified Kuwaiti and seized from him a rare kind of hashish known in the market as ‘Chemical’ said to be available only in the US, reports Al-Anba daily.
The daily quoting security sources said the suspect was arrested during routine patrolling because he was under the influence of drugs.
Police then searched his vehicle and found the drugs. Police records show he is wanted by law in connection with drugs offences.

2 arrested with drugs: The Salmiya police have arrested an unidentified Kuwaiti and referred him to the General Department for Drugs Control for possessing five sachets of heroin, reports Al-Anba daily.
He was arrested on the Amman Street. Meanwhile, the The Farwaniya police have arrested an unidentified Syrian youth who was wanted by law and seized from his a quantity of drugs, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. The suspect has been handed over to the concerned authorities.

‘Hit & run’ Pakistani dies: The remains of a 60-year-old Pakistani who was run over by an unidentified motorist while crossing a road on the Fahaheel Expressway near Riqqa have been referred to Forensics, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. According to security sources the victim succumbed to injuries to his head and fractures on various parts of his body. The motorist has been detained for interrogation.

Three women, 2 youths fight: Five people - three young women and two unidentified youths - were referred to a police station for fighting along the Arabian Gulf Street, reports Al-Rai daily.

Cellphones, cash stolen from car:
Police are looking for unidentified thieves for breaking into the vehicles of citizens in Jahra, reports Al-Rai daily. In their complaints to the Naeem Police Station, the victims said unknown thieves broke into their vehicles and stole their belongings. One of the citizens complained he was sitting with his friend in the area cafe and when he went to his car he found the car window broken and cell phones and an unidentified sum of money missing. Personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department have lifted fingerprints.


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