KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: The Criminal Court imposed 10- year jail sentence with hard labor on three employees assigned in Nuwaiseeb Border post for helping a fugitive escape from the country. The fugitive was sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia for his involvement in the ‘Fintas’ group case. Case files indicate the fugitive managed to go out of the country, accompanied by another person, through the Nuweiseeb Border, by using the civil identification card of the relative of a customs officer assigned in the border. Results of investigations revealed that both the owner of the card and the customs officer were aware of the plan to help the fugitive escape from the country.
Officer acquitted: The Misdemeanor Court acquitted an officer with the rank of captain assigned in the Interior Ministry of beating a citizen. Case files indicate the citizen and his four friends were performing car stunts when a security team, including the captain, arrived to stop the reckless activity.
The security officers asked the suspects to go inside the patrol vehicle. According to the plaintiff, the captain beat and choked him until he could hardly breathe as he has asthma. He was then taken to a nearby hospital but he went back to the police station to file a complaint against the captain.
Attorney Zaid Al-Khabaz, lawyer for the accused, argued in court that the accusation has malicious intent, considering his client was on regular duty and the plaintiff was among those who tried to escape from the security patrol. He added the plaintiff resisted the securitymen and tried in vain to escape.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud, Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies