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Thursday , April 22 2021

Police out to stop gatherings

Amiri pardon covers 305 inmates

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 24: The Correctional Institutions of the Ministry of Interior is preparing to release prisoners covered by the Amiri Pardon, in conjunction with the national holidays. A security source said those covered by the Amiri pardon will often be released on February 25 in conjunction with the national celebrations, as the Correctional Institutions are currently working to release prisoners covered by the Amiri Pardon after taking the necessary measures and checking the lists of those included, explaining that 305 inmates are covered by the Amiri pardon between immediate release and those whose sentences are reduced.

The Public Prosecutor, Counselor Muhammad Al-Duaij, recently announced that the number of prisoners covered by the Amiri pardon for the year 2021, whether for immediate release or reduced sentence, was 305 inmates, including 59 set for immediate release and 246 whose sentences are reduced. It is noteworthy to mention 114 citizens and 191 foreigners benefit from the amnesty.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Public Security Affairs, Major General Faraj Al-Zoubi, confirmed the public security sector has stationed police patrols throughout the regions to prevent gatherings during the ‘national holidays’ celebrations. Major General Al-Zoubi said in a statement to Al-Seyassah daily that security patrols were positioned throughout the regions to prevent gatherings and ensure health instructions are respected. He said legal measures will be taken on violators and called on citizens and residents to abide by health requirements.

However, the Al-Jarida quoting Major-General Al-Zoubi, said the Ministry of Interior has called on the Council of Ministers to approve the closure of the waterfronts during the national holidays, with the aim of preventing gatherings, marches and celebrations, which at the moment are not permitted and organized illegally in violation of health requirements and decisions of the Council of Ministers.

Major-General Al-Zoubi told the daily, the security authorities are awaiting a response from the Council of Ministers, pointing out that if nod is given, the security authorities will implement the plan to close the sea fronts, indicating instructions have been issued to the field forces in all security sectors to deal immediately with any gathering or any celebration, and refer the violators to the area police stations.


On the other hand, the Director of the Public Relations and Media Department of the Directorate-General of Fire Department (DGFD), Colonel Muhammad Al-Gharib, said the General Fire Force, based on the directives of the DGFD Chief Lieutenant General-Khaled Al-Mukrad, has formed 6 field teams as precautionary measures in line with the decisions issued by the Council of Ministers.

Meanwhile , in one of the most serious cases of corruption in which the trustee turns to be the thief, the Criminal Court presided over by Judge Abdullah Al-Othman sentenced an employee of the Ministry of Justice to ten-year imprisonment, as well as a Kuwaiti citizen and an expatriate to threeyear imprisonment each. The defendants were found guilty of forgery and embezzlement of public funds, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the case file, the three suspects had conspired to con a businessman outside the country, who needed to deposit money to his lender.

However, one of the defendants, who was in charge of data input, replaced the IBAN number of the lender with his personal number, rendering the money sent by the businessman to go to his account instead of the intended person. The other two suspects facilitated the whole crime. An informed source said the concerned department was recently able to uncover three corruption cases, one of which was this incident, adding that these cases are considered very serious because the employees are entrusted with public funds.

By Munif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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