Interior told to stop ‘warrantless’ raids on bachelor accommodations

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al- Khalid has instructed Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad to stop raiding apartments and bachelor accommodations without the Criminal Investigation Department carrying out proper investigations in advance and obtaining a warrant from the Public Prosecution in this regard, reports Al-Anba daily quoting an informed security source.

He said these instructions were circulated recently to the various departments of the ministry, after the minister received complaints about securitymen raiding apartments without holding warrants, which is considered as violation of the law. The source revealed that Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid also ordered halting raids on cafés because such raids should be carried out only under the authority of the Kuwait Municipality while the Interior Ministry is only a body of support

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