KUWAIT CITY, April 21: The Criminal Court acquitted four Kuwaitis who were accused of assaulting officers from the Special Forces, carrying weapons and damaging police patrol vehicles. According to the case file, the Public Prosecution accused the four citizens of assaulting officers from the Special Forces while the latter were carrying out their duties of dispersing an illegal gathering.
They were also accused of carrying weapons while participating in the demonstration and recklessly driving a car with a single number plate in a manner that endangered lives and properties. In addition, the suspects were accused of blocking traffic and damaging police patrol vehicles.
Two of the suspects were accused of helping others flee from the location. During the court session, their defense counsel Attorney Mohammad Mohsen Al-Mutairi stressed the absence of any link between his clients and the charges leveled against them due to lack of substantial evidences, adding that the charges against his clients were made out of vendetta.
Heirs win comp: The Cassation Court presided over by Judge Adel Al-Essa rejected the request of a major oil company to suspend the verdict issued by the Court of Appeals, which ordered the company to pay KD 30,000 to the heirs of a Kuwaiti citizen. According to the case file, the heirs of the citizen sued the oil company through Attorney Ghanim Al-Suhail and demanded financial and moral compensation for the death of their family member due to an explosion that occurred while he was working in a gas chamber.
Attorney Ghanim Al-Suhail stressed that the company should take up the responsibility because the explosion that led to the death of the citizen was caused by one of the officials of the Security and Safety department due to his negligence.
Suspicious deal: The Administrative Court has fixed the court session of May 11 for the hearing of a case filed by a local company for suspension of procedures pertaining to awarding of the new airport project to a Turkish company. The plaintiff counsel Lawyer Fayez Al-Otaibi said the court writ contains what he regards as a painful situation through which the previous procedure passed with proofs to substantiate wastage of public fund by over $1 billion.
He expressed total trust in the integrity of the judiciary, saying the court will take the right decision in this case. Lawyer Al-Otaibi revealed that the current Minister of Public Works Dr Ali Al-Omair was ready to execute the suspicious procedure even though the State Audit Bureau had rejected it twice, claiming that the minister misled the Cabinet by indicating that the variation in the contract value was only 10 percent when it was actually 29 percent.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah staff