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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A 35-year-old Arab man was apprehended and prosecuted by Dubai courts on forgery charges, after he forged a leasing contract in Dubai.
The incident dates back to last November, when an employee of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs was approached by the defendant, who wanted a visa to be issued for his son.
The defendant submitted the required documents for visa issuance and among them was the forged contract.
After verifying the contract’s details with the municipality, the employee discovered that it was unregistered, and that the stamp on it looked different from the rest of the submitted documents.
When the employee asked the defendant about the validity of his documents, he looked nervous.
Then when he was asked about his residence, he did not give a clear answer.
This is when he finally admitted to forging the contract with the help of another accomplice.
He was detained by police then referred to the court.