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9,000 fingerprinted to find crime links

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Missing files hearing on June 20

KUWAIT CITY, June 9: The Criminal Evidences Department has taken fingerprints of 9,000 people — Kuwaitis, bedoun, expatriates, and GCC citizens from the beginning of this year until the end of May 2018 to protect the country from suspicious elements, reports Al-Qabas daily. The source said the 9,000 were rounded up by the security authorities and fingerprinted in a prelude to solve some crimes which have been filed against unknown persons. The fingerprints of these men will be matched with those lifted from the scenes of the crimes. The source explained the database of the Criminal Evidences Department has stored fingerprints of about 9 million people — Kuwaitis and residents of all nationalities.

June 20 hearing: The Criminal Court has set June 20 to further look into the case of the disappearance of files related to TMAS Company, in addition to charges of bribery and disclosure of confidential information, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The court has also extended the detention period of the 14 suspects involved in the case. Among those who are implicated in the missing case files are six lawyers, three secretaries and five representatives of lawyers’ offices. A Syrian female secretary working for a lawyer said she was forced to confess after she was threatened of being scandalized by a sexy video clip of her which was allegedly stolen from her cell phone. One of the lawyers has been released on KD 5,000 bail after it was proven that he has nothing to do with the crime. At the same the bail requests filed by other lawyers have been rejected until completion of the investigations.

16 teens convicted: The Juvenile Prosecution has looked into eight cases in just 20 days of the month of Ramadan and convicted teenagers whose ages do not exceed 16, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting knowledgeable sources. The sources said the juveniles were caught for consuming drugs and alcohol – some in open areas and others inside complexes. The sources added, the security authorities have also seized narcotic pills and cannabis from the suspects. The daily disclosed, the Prosecution deals with the juveniles in accordance with the provisions of the law that allow parents to be held responsible for negligence in controlling and supervising their children if there is evidence of negligence. The parents are also required to attend awareness seminars organized by the Prosecution and are liable for punishment if they fail to attend.

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