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Mohammed Yaseen, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld a ruling by the Court of First Instance, sentencing a gang of three Asians to three months in jail to be followed by deportation after being convicted of attempting to steal electrical cables of an estimated value of Dhs50,000 from the warehouses of a trading company.
The case dated back to last April when a police patrol in the Jebel Ali Industrial Area suspected the convicts while they were loading electrical cables. A policeman testified that he stopped the truck and asked the driver to present his driving licence and shipment documents.
The convict, however, presented a driving licence that belonged to another person. Asked about his own driving licence, the convict admitted that he did not have a driving licence and that he and the two others stole the electrical cables in the truck.
The policeman added that he carried out a precautionary inspection of the shipment, where he found iron scissors, which the convicts confessed to have used it in the theft.
Earlier, the Dubai Court of Appeal ruled that the jail term of a gang of 7 Asians be increased from 3 to 5 years to be followed by deportation after being convicted of stealing Dhs289,000. The court also ruled that they be fined Dhs290,000. The case dated back to last March when the victim filed a complaint that he had been robbed and assaulted by 7 Asians.
According to his testimony, two of the gang pushed him into the company’s headquarters and the rest followed them. One of the perpetrators put his hand on his mouth to prevent him from screaming and threatened him with a knife, he said.
The victim stated that he obeyed the orders of the gang for fear of harming him but they later tied him up and stole his wallet, which contained sums of foreign currency. They also found the key of a safe, opened it and stole Dhs289,000 and IR3,000 from it before they fled.
The Dubai Criminal Court has sentenced an Asian duo to three months in jail, followed by deportation for assaulting a cleaner while working in Dubai.
A cleaner working at a medical centre was sentenced to 3 months in imprisonment, followed by deportation and a Dhs1,400 fine, for robbing official documents from his workplace.
When the visitor searched him, he found a $100 bill in his pocket, then the worker admitted to taking the amount from the victim's wallet and begged him not to inform the police.
The Court of Appeal in Dubai upheld a ruling issued by the Court of First Instance sentencing a gang of three Asians to one year to be followed by deportation and fining them Dhs1,700 after being convicted of assaulting a grocer and stealing a sun of money equal to the fine.
“In the first half of this year, RTA received 5,724 emergency reports through the Call Centre and (Madinati) through RTA DUBAI app. The instant response and sign-off rate clocked 99%, which reflects the mutual response between the community and RTA and the public’s keenness to protect the appearance of the emirate.
The Abu Dhabi Court for Family and Civil and Administrative Cases obligated a man to pay a lawyer’s office Dhs380,000, including Dhs360,000 as fees, in return for filing a lawsuit for a discharge of a Dhs2,500,000 cheque, besides Dhs20,000 in compensation for the damage the office incurred as a result of procrastination.
The Dubai Misdemeanours and Violations Court convicted an Asian investor who smuggled 213,000 cans of unauthorised energy drinks from the customs office in Jebel Ali, and sentenced him to one year in jail to be followed by deportation after serving his jail term.