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KUWAIT CITY, Apr 16: With an average crime rate of one crime per day, the Ministry of Interior revealed that 948 reports of kidnappings were received during the period from March 1, 2019 to August 16, 2021, reports Aljarida daily.
In response to a question submitted by MP Muhalhal Al-Mudhaf in which he addressed the kidnapping case, commonly known as “iPad”, which was apparently facilitated by a police officer, the ministry said the number of kidnapping cases referred to the Public Prosecution is 392.
As for the case referred to in Al-Mudhaf’s question, the Ministry of Interior said, “Investigations were carried out as soon as the report was received. The accused in case No. 594/2021 were arrested and referred to the Public Prosecution. The situations that allow police to arrest without a warrant are mentioned in the texts of articles 53, 54, 55, 56, and 57 of law No. 17/1960 related to the issuance of the Code of Procedures and Criminal Trials.
Those responsible for following up the violations of the detectives, according to the structure and organizational guide issued by ministerial resolution No. 2411/2008, are the Criminal Security Affairs Sector and the General Administration of Control and Inspection.
The act committed by the ministry’s employees in the incident was outside scope of work, and at their personal disposal”.
The ministry stressed that it spares no effort in taking the necessary measures such as security campaigns and patrol teams to combat crime in all its forms, apprehend violators of the law, collect information, conduct investigations about crime if it occurs, arrest its perpetrators, collect evidence related to it, and carry out awareness campaigns of the risks of crime.