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Blackmail & harassment – Inspectors go to probe

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: The Criminal Court has acquitted a citizen of the charges of forcing his exwife to sign on documents and bank cheques as a kind of revenge. The Kuwaiti was represented by Jarrah Al-Enezi who argued beyond reasonable doubt that the plaintiff had fabricated the a l l e g a t i o n s against his client. A t t o r n e y Al-Enezi presented documents to back his argument which resulted in the court dismissing the charges filed against the defendant.

 Blackmail, harassment: Ministry of Commerce and Industry has referred the ministry’s inspectors and an Arab facilitator to the Public Prosecution on charges of blackmail and harassment of owners of shops and markets and abusing their authority to take some sites and stalls by force. According to the sources, the ministry discovered that the facilitator between the inspectors and owners of shops and traditional market, who is an Arab, was caught red-handed while abusing his authority to harass traders in order to secure some sites.

Pharmacists acquitted: The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict of the First Instance Court which acquitted four pharmacists of engaging in the profession without obtaining a license from the Ministry of Health and possessing 4,000 Lyrica tablets with the intention to sell although these tablets are not recorded and not allowed for circulation. The Public Prosecution filed the abovementioned charges after the arresting officer testified that while he was on duty in Farwaniya, he noticed a vehicle driven by one of the accused who exchanged seats with his companion, thereby disrupting traffic movement. The officer then signaled for them to pull over and when he approached the vehicle, he saw packages of Lyrica on the back seat. He then searched the accused and the vehicle, resulting in the discovery of the Lyrica tablets and KD 775 cash. Attorney Yusuf Al-Adwani, who represented the accused in court, argued that the arrest and search procedures were illegal while the case documents do not include any evidence.

Handbag stolen: A 50-year-old Kuwaiti woman has filed a complaint with the Jahra Police Station accusing an unidentified person of breaking the glass of her car and stealing her handbag containing official documents, reports Annahar daily. In her complaint, the woman said this happened when her car was parked in the parking lot of a commercial complex. Personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department have lifted fingerprints to identify the suspect.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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