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Technology to replace physical visits to police stations by public

Eve-teasers will be dealt with strictly: Maj-Gen Al-Zuabi

KUWAIT CITY, March 20: The Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major- General Faraj Al-Zuabi indicated about proposals and ideas that would reduce the frequency of the public’s visits to police stations, by replacing this step with modern technology, reports Al- Anba daily. In a press statement, he highlighted that there are studies related to the registration of some reports such as online cases of lost property, whereby the person files his case of lost property online according to specific controls, and then obtains an abstract that is taken to the relevant authority. Major-General Al-Zuabi announced a quasi-contract among the Public Security Sector, the Directorate General of Investigations, and the insurance companies. He explained that the reconciliation order would be activated without the need for any of the involved parties to visit the police stations.

Ministry of Interior Major General Faraj Al-Zuabi

The officer, after inspecting the incident and acknowledging the parties are at fault, gives the victim a paper which the latter needs to take to the insurance company to initiate the repair of his car, all of which takes a short time that may not exceed 30 minutes. During the years 2018, 2019 and 2020, about 120,000 reconciliation orders were made on various types of traffic accidents. The new ideas will enter into force after overcoming simple components represented in the work of application and being associated with insurance companies.

Reconciliation orders will be made online, and this falls within the framework of the strategy of the Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Al-Ali to expand the use of communication technology. Regarding the phenomenon of eveteasing and harassment, Major-General Al-Zuabi stressed that he does not tolerate such cases, and that the police are deployed with clear instructions to deal with them in this regard so that any harasser is arrested and referred to the police station and the victim is summoned for investigation. He added that the harasser is referred to the relevant authority, but if it is a juvenile, he will be referred to the Juvenile Prosecution. Major-General Al-Zuabi highlighted the cooperation of the owners of commercial complexes and the appointment of private security guards to reduce the phenomena of eve teasing and harassment. He affirmed the presence of security points and the proliferation of police officers inside the complexes to address such unacceptable behaviors.

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