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Monday , January 18 2021

Court acquits vice principal of taking bribe from parent

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: The Criminal Court acquitted the vice principal of a high school who was accused of receiving bribe from a parent to help his son pass the exams. According to the case file, the Public Prosecution accused the first suspect (the vice principal), in his capacity as a government employee, of asking and taking bribe from the second defendant (the parent), after the first suspect allegedly claimed to be in charge of the examination control room and having the authority to help the son of the second suspect. Representing the first suspect was Lawyer Fareeh Al-Kouh, who stressed that his client had denied the charges leveled against him from the beginning. He insisted that the case lacks substantial evidence to prove the allegation of forgery and bribe against his client, adding that the parent maliciously accused his client. The court acquitted the first and the second suspects from all charges.

Woman in fraud: An Ethiopian lady working in women’s salon in Hawalli area was apprehended for cheating and theft. She was referred to concerned authorities, says Al- Seyassah. A security source said officers on a round of Hawalli area came across the Ethiopian lady and checked her details. It was then they discovered her involvement in KD 800 and theft. She was referred for necessary legal action. Meanwhile, officers arrested a Kuwaiti citizen under the infl uence of drugs. He was in possession of narcotic pills.

Liquor with Indian: Personnel from the Farwaniya Security Directorate have arrested three Indians for violating residence law and possessing 48 bottles of locally manufactured booze, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the suspects were arrested in Khaitan. They have been referred to the concerned authorities.

Cash stolen from ATM: An Egyptian, identified only as A., has filed a complaint with the Khaitan Police Station accusing an unidentified person of stealing KD 450 from his bank account, reports Al-Anba daily. The complainant said he came to know of the theft when he received an SMS from the bank. He added, when he inquired with the bank, he was told the money was withdrawn from an ATM installed in a shopping center. The case has been handed over to the e-crimes department of the Ministry of Interior.

Bangladeshi robbed: A Bangladeshi has filed a complaint with the Khaitan Police Station accusing two unidentified persons speaking in Asian dialect of stealing his wallet containing KD 35, civil ID and health insurance card, reports Al-Anba daily. The man said the suspects mugged him when he was on his way home. Police are looking for the suspects.

Asian hurt in mishap: An unidentified Indian was injured following a collision with another vehicle, reports Al-Anba daily. The mishap happened under the Marina Mall Bridge in Salmiya. The victim has been admitted to the Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital. Meanwhile, two Kuwaitis who were injured following a two-vehicle collision on the King Fahd Road near the chalets, have been referred to the Mubarak Al-Kabir and Adan hospitals, reports Al-Rai daily. According to reports both men were trapped inside their vehicles and police had to seek the help of firemen to rescue them.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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