KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Fahad Al-Ateeqi acquitted a Bedoun resident who was accused of possessing 32 pills of methamphetamine intended for sale and consumption, and of driving a vehicle under narcotics infl uence.
According to the police statement, patrol officers had spotted a heavily dented vehicle on King Fahad Expressway, and ordered the driver to pull over. While conducting routine identification check, the officers spotted a black bag on the passenger seat with some residues, which was later discovered to be narcotic pills. The defense counsel Lawyer Bashar Al-Nasser stressed that his client was illegally pulled over by the officers, and that the law enforcer failed to follow proper legal procedures.
The defense team also managed to prove that the vehicle had no dents that warranted the procedures which his client underwent. Lawyer Al-Nassar stressed that the accusations leveled against his client are malicious, and that the court ought to acquit him on basis that the procedures taken by the prosecution were illegal in the eyes of the law.
‘Pay comp’: The Court of Cassation chaired by Consultant Mishal Al Jerawi upheld the decision of the First Instance Court and obliged the Kuwait Aviation Services Company ( KASCO) to pay KD130,000 in compensation to one of its former directors who was dismissed unduly. The plaintiff stated in an appeal to the court that he joined the company on 1/4/2000 as a director with monthly salary of KD3132 until his dismissal on 1/4/2015 without indemnity. He decided to seek legal redress after failure to reach an amicable settlement with the company and the case was referred to the First Instance Court, which issued the verdict in his favor.
Citizen acquitted: The Criminal Court has overturned the jail sentence issued against a Kuwaiti citizen, and instead acquitted him from charges of offending the residents of Jahra area by claiming that they arrived in Kuwait illegally. He was earlier sentenced to three-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of KD 10,000 because he allegedly violated the National Unity Law and ridiculed a segment of the society, as per the Public Prosecution. He was also charged with misusing his smartphone
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff