Court abstains from punishing police impersonator
KUWAIT: The criminal court yesterday abstained from punishing a Syrian national who had been arrested over charges of impersonating as a police captain, and only committed him to show good conduct. Notably, the man had been stopped in Farwaniya by patrol officers after he looked nervous. He first showed them a forged ID before producing his real one. On searching him, policemen found photos of him dressed in a police captain’s uniform in addition to a number of fake IDs. The man is currently being held pending deportation procedures.
The court of cassation yesterday adjourned a case demanding the return of Kuwait Airways’ former chairman Sami Al-Nisf back to his position. Notably, Nisf had been suspended by a Ministry of Communications’ decision over signing a deal with an Indian airline to purchase used aircrafts.
The comprehensive court yesterday sentenced a gang of Arab expats to four years in prison over charges of blackmailing a chancellor working in Kuwaiti courts and slandering him over social media networks.
Well-informed sources at the Manpower Public Authority said that 980 files had been transferred from Mubarak Al-Kabeer labor department to Ahmadi. The sources explained that the files were related to Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) activities and that this step was meant to make it easier for Mubarak Al-Kabeer to focus more on small and medium projects and entrepreneurs. In another concern, the sources said that acting manpower authority director Ahmed Al-Mousa made three consecutive visits to the Hawally labor department following a sudden inspection by minister Hind Al-Subaih, during which she ordered increasing the department’s staff to meet the growing number of applications.