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Man charged with issuing fake visas, court adjourns case


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Mahmoud Mohsen, Staff Reporter

The Sharjah Criminal Court has postponed to March 1 the case of an African charged with falsifying and using two travel visas for Dhs14,000. The postponement comes in order to summon the victim and listen to his statements.

The suspect was sentenced in absentia to a five-year prison term  at the end of 2018 after the victim filed a suit against him.  He testified he asked the suspect to get him two visas and paid him money.

The two visas were forged, and he sued him.

In court, the suspect denied the charges. He stressed he did not counterfeit any visas and did not receive any money from the victim. He said he only guided him to a company where visas are issued.

The suspect then added, the victim went to the company, paid Dhs14,000 and received two visas which were later found to be counterfeit.

Recently, two unemployed Asians were charged with stealing around Dhs40,000, in both UAE and foreign currencies, from a computer network store.

The case landed in the Dubai Criminal Court.

Official records reveal that the second defendant got acquainted with the first in a neighbouring country and was lured by him to come to the UAE for robbing stores.

The second entered the UAE with the help of an accomplice who hid him in the trunk of his car to cross the border on a charge of Dhs1,000.

The first defendant made a plan according to which the second would monitor the place as he robs the computer network store.

The second defendant confessed that on the day of the robbery, he watched the place for around 30 minutes, when the first managed to steal around Dhs40,000 of various currencies.

He also said he recieved Dhs5,000 as his share of the loot.

In a similar case, two Asians have landed in the Sharjah Criminal Court for allegedly robbing a restaurant and causing physical damage to it.

Public prosecution investigations reveal the duo broke into a restaurant in Sharjah on Oct 19, last year, by destroying the glass facade of its outer window. They also stole Dhs1,500 from its safe.

In the court the defendants confessed to the charge.

But, when they were informed about their punishment, they changed their minds and denied the charge.

The court has adjourned the case to March 9 to announce the verdict.

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