The Public Prosecution stated that the man's act might encourage others to indulge in such irresponsible behaviour.
The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution on Saturday ordered the detention of an Asian man on the charge of wasting public property.
This came following the spread of a video clip on social media, showing the accused wasting property in a government office in Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Prosecution had received a complaint from that entity, attaching the video clip in which the accused appeared to be wasting material provided by it in one of its branches for its customers. The video also shows the logo of that entity, which is considered by the claimant as disrespect for its facilities. The claimant managed through footage of the surveillance cameras to determine the location and time of the incident and the specifications of the defendant's car.
On its part, the Public Prosecution stated that the accused appeared to be bragging about his act of wasting the material owned by a government entity, which might encourage others to indulge in such irresponsible behaviour that reflect nothing but recklessness and disrespect for public property.
The act made by the accused is criminalised by law. The Federal Penal Code, Article 424 states that anyone who destroys or damages a property owned by others, whether movable or immovable, causing this property to be defective or useless in any way, shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding a year and a fine not exceeding Dhs10,000, or by one of these two penalties.Article 46 of the Decree-Law No. 5 of 2012 on Combating Cybercrimes states that the use of information network, the internet, or any other technology means when committing any crime not provided for in this Decree-Law shall be considered an aggravating circumstance.
The court also decided to punish each of the four defendants (PPL, GPL, KCRS, GBA) with a five-year imprisonment term and a fine of Dhs10m and deportation.
The Court ordered the confiscation of all devices used to commit the crimes, as well as the wiping of all data produced by the defendant, as well as the closing of all accounts associated to the defendant.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld the sentencing of two customer service employees at a government entity to one year in jail each and a fine of Dhs150,000.
Community members of all age groups and backgrounds in the UAE celebrated Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day with national zeal. Like every year, the major flag-hoisting ceremony was held in the premises of the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi which was led by Imtiaz Feroz Gondal, Charge d’Affaires.
Under the patronage of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the 11th annual edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) will take place on Sept.28 and 29, 2022, at Expo Centre Sharjah. Vibrant discussions centred around this year’s theme “Challenges and Solutions,” will be led by senior public officials, thought leaders and government communication experts.
The patriotic zest was all too evident in the diplomatic missions of Pakistan in the country. The celebratory spirit gripped the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai, where Consul General Hassan Afzal Khan graced the events.