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7 workers get 6-month jail terms each


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Ehab Atta, Staff Reporter

The Dubai Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced seven Asians to six months in prison to be followed by deportation over attempting to steal electric cables worth Dhs668,000 from a company warehouse.

The convicts reportedly connived to rob a company’s warehouse, which they broke into by smashing its padlock. They entered the warehouse and operated a crane that was in the place to load the cables on a car which they brought to take the cables in it. The crime was thwarted when the security guard was alerted about the convicts’ movements. He managed to catch one of them.

In a separate case, the Court decided to end the suit for reconciliation between two rivals, one of whom is an Asian worker, 39, who had attempted to kill his roommate. The latter was advising the first to take care of his work, go in time, and not be late. But the worker did not like the advice and stabbed his roommate in the stomach.

Fortunately, he was provided withfirst aid and his life was saved.

In an unrelated event, last month, The Criminal Court of Dubai sentenced a fake Arab businessman, 30, to six months in jail plus deportation over cheating a translator countryman, 33, and swindling Dhs50,000 from him.

The plaintiff stated he knew about the convict through an ad posted in a local newspaper about his company.

“It was written the company operates in project management and provides profits up to 15 per cent. Thus, I contacted the company, but failed to reach the accused, as he was allegedly busy,” he said.

He continued, “A few months later, I received a phone call from the convict’s secretary, an Asian, offering to invest my money in the company against 15 per cent profits.”

“I agreed initially. And she arranged a meeting with the owner,” he added.

The plaintiff noted, “I met the accused, who introduced himself as the owner and the manager of the company. He showed me the ownership documents and the trade licence bearing his name.

He further said, “The accused offered me to invest Dhs50,000 in a deal of buying and renting a warehouse in return for a monthly profit of 15 per cent or Dhs7,500. I liked the idea and endorsed a cheque under his name, not the company, based on his request. I also did it so as to be able to sue him if any doubts aroused later,” he said.

“ He also said, “Several months later, during which I received monthly profits as per the deal, the accused stopped paying giving multiple excuses.”

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