By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff KUWAIT CITY, March 3: The Fifth Circuit at the Labor Court in Ahmadi chaired by Judge Mahmoud Behbehani ordered a petroleum service company to pay KD68,660 in entitlements to an Indian with the designation of manager. Lawyer Sultan Al-Tawalah with a panel of experts represented his client in court, affirming the plaintiff did not collect delayed salaries worth KD26,230 while his indemnity was calculated at KD20,695. He also said the leave balance monetization was worth KD21,734, urging the court to ensure that his client gets justice by ordering the company to pay the sum.
Kuwaiti acquitted: The Criminal Court acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen who was accused of possessing drugs and driving his vehicle under narcotic influence. According to the testimony of the arresting officer, he was on a field tour in Firdous area when he suspected an individual who was driving recklessly. He ordered him to pull over and conducted a search to find a pill that looked like a drug. The citizen was arrested and referred with the pill to the concerned authorities. During the court session, the defense counsel Lawyer In’am Haidar said the arrest-and-search procedures were illegal due to which the consequent actions are invalid because her client was not caught red-handed. She stressed that searching an individual and inspecting his personal belongings require a warrant issued by Public Prosecution unless the individual is caught red-handed in the act.
Hashish-stuffed cigarettes: A GCC national was arrested at Nuwaiseeb border checkpoint in possession of four cigarettes stuffed with hashish. According to sources, Nuwaiseeb customs officers checked the suspect’s luggage when he arrived at the border checkpoint to exit the country, and they found the cigarettes in his bag. He was arrested and referred with the confiscated cigarettes to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.