Saudi to handover escaped Kuwaiti prisoner
KUWAIT CITY, May 10: Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah has ordered to return to work Central Prison officers who were suspended from work following the death of a prisoner who had attacked the former MP Musallam Barrak, reports Al-Qabas daily. On the other hand, the Ministry of the Interior has called on the Public Institute for Social Security to deduct the salaries of two months instead of 120 days for retired officers who have received 300 days leave balance for the fiscal year (2009-2010), and collect the money from them and transfer it to the ministry’s account.
Meanwhile, the Criminal Security General Department in the Interior Ministry is now waiting for a Kuwaiti prisoner who escaped from the Civilian Executive Department in Sulaibiya two weeks ago and was arrested in Hafr Al-Batin in Saudi Arabia after the local authorities informed Saudi Interpol. Steps have been taken to hand over the Kuwaiti prisoner to local authorities. His two brothers and three friends were arrested for helping him escape to Saudi Arabia. They were referred to the Public Prosecution which ordered detention of the two brothers for 21 days while the three friends were released on bail of KD 1,000. After his arrest, the suspect told investigators that he managed to escape with the help of his two brothers and three friends – one of whom works in Nuwaiseeb Border checkpoint. Security sources confirmed that Saudi authorities will hand over the suspect to their Kuwaiti counterparts upon completion of interrogation.
By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies