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Around 89 illegals, criminals held in Farwaniya crackdown – Indian satellite worker dies in fall

Violators of residency law

KUWAIT CITY, April 23: Two women, who are sisters, were arrested for drunken driving and crashing their vehicle into that of a Kuwaiti citizen on Arabian Gulf Street.

According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from a Kuwaiti citizen that a vehicle driven by a woman, who was accompanied by her sister, deliberately crashed into his vehicle on Arabian Gulf Street, a patrol team was dispatched to the location. When securitymen discovered that the suspects had fled from the location, they chased them. During the chase, the suspects crashed their vehicle into the patrol vehicle, forcing the motorist to stop.

During the arrest of the two suspects, securitymen discovered they were drunk. They were referred to Da’iya Police Station where a case was filed against them.

Indian dies in fall: A 34-year-old Indian reportedly fell to his death from the roof of a residential building in Hawalli, reports Al-Anba daily.

According to reliable sources, the victim was fixing a satellite dish, lost the balance and fell.

A Forensic report showed the Indian was under the influence of alcohol before he fell.

89 arrested: Farwaniya Security Directorate recently launched an extensive inspection campaign in the governorate, resulting in the arrest of 89 persons who violated the law and involved in different crimes.

In a press statement, the directorate disclosed that the campaign carried out in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Ardiya Industrial Area, Kheitan, Farwaniya and Firdous led to the arrest of 30 persons reported absconding by their employers, 54 who violated the Residency Law and five who failed to present valid identification cards.

The directorate affirmed the continuation of surprise inspection campaigns throughout the governorate to track down criminals and ensure strict compliance with the law.

It also appealed to all citizens and expatriates to fully cooperate with the authorities in order to guarantee the safety of everyone.

Rumours rejected: The Kuwait Army chief of staff denied rumors on the suspension of the registration of sons of military personnel and discharge of Bedouns from the Army.

This came after the rumors spread on various social networking sites. A source from the Defense Ministry revealed they will hold a press conference on April 24, 2017 regarding the Conscription Law to explain the mechanism for Kuwaitis and Bedouns to join the military.

Stamp dispenser looted: Security agencies in Jahra mobilized their personnel in search for an unidentified person(s) who allegedly smashed a stamp dispenser at the Jahra Traffic Department.

According to sources from the Interior Ministry, the Operations Unit received reports from officials at Jahra Traffic Department concerning unidentified individual(s) who vandalized the stamp dispenser and walked away with its contents.

Immediately, a task force was formed and officers combed the area in search of any leads that would help in solving the case and bring the perpetrator to justice. Probing the security officers who were on duty during the incident, they told investigators that they did not hear anything unusual, and they have been referred to the Public Prosecution. Officers also summoned some of the employees in the department to help with the investigation and reviewing the security camera footages of the building.

Citizen swindled: A 52-year old retired Kuwaiti citizen lodged a complaint at Salwa Police Station against a young woman whom he befriended on social media. He said she set him up by inviting him to her place in Salwa area where two other women confronted him upon entry into the building and robbed him of KD 100 at knifepoint.

The man explained that the woman had asked him to visit her with KD 100, but when he entered the building, he was confronted by two other women who demanded for the money. When he resisted giving them the money, they pulled out a camera and knife and ordered him to strip naked. In that process, they were able to rob him of the money before pushing him out of the building.

Securitymen took necessary action.

Complaint filed: A police officer filed a complaint against a Kuwaiti who allegedly spit on him, broke his finger and beat him for issuing a traffic citation in Salam.

The officer noticed the citizen who was driving a US-made vehicle as he was driving recklessly so he stopped him for issuance of traffic citation. When the officer requested for his identification card, the citizen fled but the police chased him and requested for backup until they reached his house in Salam where he assaulted the officer.

A case was registered and investigations are ongoing.

By Munaif Nayef and Mishal Al-Sanousi

Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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