KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: The Criminal Court acquitted a citizen of raiding a livestock pen belonging to his friend and making away with the contents. According to the plaintiff, he discovered the contents of his livestock pen located in Salmi area had been stolen by a person who broke the front door. He explained the suspect made away with KD 3,000 cash, and that another friend had seen the accused driving away in a car belonging to some individuals who were seen at the livestock pen when the crime was perpetrated. Attorney Yusuf Al-Tamimi from the office of Lawyer Khawlah Al-Hasawi attended the session and defended the accused. He argued that investigations conducted were not valid as they didn’t point to any evidence against his client. The court concluded the testimony of the witness was full of ambiguities, while the accused denied perpetrating the crime from the outset.
New rules set: The Court of Cassation has laid down a new principle with a recent ruling ordering the Ministry of Finance to refund extra KD 10 per square/meter of plot collected from land owners based on Law No. 8/2008 that replaced Law No. 50/1994, indicating funds collected by the ministry violated the legal exemption for 5,000 square/ meters area. Lawyer Mohammad Al-Rushaid stated Law No. 50/1994 stipulated the provision of services and all facilities, including electricity, water, drainage system and telephone but the amended Law No. 21/2010 was silent about the types of services and facilities, which opened the door for various efforts to interpret ambiguities in the new law. The Cassation Court’s judgment made necessary clarifications after several years of litigation, saying plots that were not connected to power are not liable to paying fees.
Jaber Al-Humoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies