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masthead Gulf News, Dubai, 22 May 2002

Four sentenced to jail terms

By Tahseen Shaghouri
in Fujairah


Fujairah Appeal Court sentenced four people to different jail terms and to be lashed, on charges of possessing drugs and drinking alcohol, in two separate cases.


In the second case, the Appeal Court upheld a verdict of lashes and two months imprisonment against a national who was drinking alcohol when caught in a traffic accident.

The accused, identified as O.R., had an accident in Khor Fakkan. When police reached the scene, they found him in a bad condition. He was sent to hospital where his urine was tested, which showed he was drunk.

As he confessed drinking alcohol, O.R. was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, damaging a vehicle with which he collided, and driving carelessly on the highway.

The Khor Fakkan Sharia Court sentenced him to two months in jail, to be lashed 80 times and to withdraw his driving license for one year.

Al Nisr Publishing LLC - Gulf News Online

masthead Gulf News, Dubai, 23 May 2002

Two jailed for impersonation

By A Staff Reporter
in Ras Al Khaimah

Two men were handed prison terms by the Ras Al Khaimah Sharia Court yesterday on charges of impersonating police officers and extortion.

A senior court official said that the two Pakistanis, identified only as A.Q.M. and S.M.M., were sentenced to two months and 30 lashes and one month and 30 lashes respectively, to be followed by deportation.

Impersonating police officers, the two men went to a restaurant where they told an Indian employee that they would arrest him and the owner of the restaurant if they did not pay them Dh200, threatening him that they were aware of many violations by the restaurant.

The employee told the two that he would bring them the money. When he told the national owner about this, the owner immediately reported the case to the police.

The police arrested the two who admitted the offence and said they had resorted to this as they were in need of money.

Al Nisr Publishing LLC - Gulf News Online

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