Court acquits officer in expat insult, abuse of power case

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9: The Misdemeanor Court of Appeals presided over by Justice Mohammad Ahmad acquitted a First Lieutenant of the Ministry of Interior of insult and abuse of power in a lawsuit involving an expatriate. The court has since referred civil aspect of the case to the concerned court. The case file indicated the plaintiff was arrested by the defendant in a security campaign at Jleeb and the duo exchanged verbal altercations and beatings— an accusation denied by the defendant. Defense Lawyer Khalid Mubarak attended the session and argued that the plaintiff couldn’t provide evidence or proof to support the allegations against his client. He implored the court to declare his client innocent due to lack of evidence and proof.

Forging KD 20 bills: A citizen and a Bedoun were acquitted of forging KD20 banknotes using advanced printing technique at a Criminal Court session chaired by Justice Mohammad Yusuf Ja’far. The two defendants were accused of issuing KD 20 counterfeit denomination for circulation by the use of advanced technique, and the prosecuting officer testified he found counterfeit KD 280 banknotes after waving the motorist (second suspect) down for questioning due to the reckless manner he was driving. The duo confessed to the act and admitted forging banknotes inside the house of the first suspect, and state of the art printer was recovered during a raid. The defense lawyer Yaqoub Al-Shatty attended the session and stressed that his two clients were arrested late at night without search or arrest warrant, and wrongly accused of crime with no proof.

Clause clarified: The Court of Cassation in a recent verdict declared that allowances and wages paid to Kuwaiti employees in private sector— as per Law Number 19/2000, are not calculated as part of the end of service package. Therefore, the Public Authority for Social Security has no right to deduct the sum from their employers. The court realized that Public Authority for Social Security decided to deduct the sum from the employers’ account based on interpretation of Article 55 of Labor Law Number 6/2010, which stipulates the sum is a form of wage but the court ignored it, even though the counsel stuck to it. On behalf of some employees of a company, lawyer Abdul-Wahab Mahmoud filed the lawsuit to press for the concerned committee at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor to arbitrate on the subsisting dispute with their employer. They demanded the company should include the academic qualification allowance for Kuwaiti employees in public sector, which forms the basis of calculating the end of service package. They approached the committee after the company refused to honor the request.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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