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Minister’s help sought as Bangladeshi tastes police high-handedness

KUWAIT CITY, June 8: Farwaniya securitymen allegedly raided the house of a Bangladeshi who works in an undisclosed company, arrested him for unknown reasons, and confiscated the passport of his wife, company documents and some cash.

According to the Bangladeshi, he informed his sponsor that he kept the rent payments he collected from the shops on behalf of the owner of the company in a drawer in his house. He said the money was gone after the raid.

The owner of the company appealed to the security chief in Farwaniya to explain the circumstances behind the raid, arrest and confiscation of documents and money which belong to the company.

However, the security chief told him the police officers took only the documents, not the money. On the reasons for arresting the Bangladeshi, the security chief told the owner of the company that the Bangladeshi transferred a large sum to his country and forged official documents.

The company owner then requested for referral of the Bangladeshi to the concerned authorities to verify the documents and the accusations hurled against the employee.

After three days, the security chief referred the Bangladeshi and the documents to the General Department for Residency Affairs where an officer interrogated him. The officer later told the owner of the company that no accusation has been leveled against the Bangladeshi and the documents are not forged.

The accused and his sponsor submitted a complaint to the attorney general. When the security chief discovered that the Bangladeshi and his sponsor filed a complaint, he arrested the Bangladeshi again and detained him for three days.

The sponsor later went to the police station where the security chief told him that the Bangladeshi is wanted by immigration security officers.

The second arrest happened on the second day of Ramadan when a team of officers nabbed the Bangladeshi while he was standing in front of a restaurant. He was taken to a police station where he was beaten and detained for unknown reasons.

At the time, the Bangladeshi told his sponsor that the securitymen asked him to cancel the complaint they filed against the security chief, otherwise, they will implicate him in a drug-related case.

The owner of the company pleaded for the intervention of Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled to stop the illegal actions against his employee, especially since the immigration officers found him innocent.

By Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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