Po­lice of­fi­cer ‘booked’ for smok­ing on duty

Three masked men as­sault mil­i­tary man

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, April 16: In ad­her­ence to the slo­gan ‘No one is above the law’ the En­vi­ron­ment Pro­tec­tion Po­lice (EPP) have is­sued a ci­ta­tion against a po­lice of­fi­cer for smok­ing while on duty and af­ter a cig­a­rette was found in his of­fice, re­ports AlRai daily.

The daily added, a re­port has been sent to the En­vi­ron­ment Pub­lic Au­thor­ity which will be later sent to the Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion.

The po­lice of­fi­cer will be pun­ished if rec­on­cil­i­a­tion is not reached with the EPA.

Ac­cord­ing to a se­cu­rity source, en­vi­ron­men­tal po­lice of­fi­cers paid a sur­prise visit to one of the po­lice sta­tions and caught the po­lice of­fi­cer in the rank of a cap­tain red-handed smok­ing.

The source said or­ders have been is­sued by se­nior of­fi­cers in the Min­istry of In­te­rior to ap­ply the law on all with­out dis­crim­i­na­tion.

The en­vi­ron­ment po­lice will con­tinue to pay sur­prise vis­its to all sec­tors and depart­ments of the Min­istry of In­te­rior, just like other state in­sti­tu­tions.

Mean­while, in three months, the En­vi­ron­ment Pro­tec­tion Po­lice have is­sued 1,000 ci­ta­tions to mem­bers of the pub­lic for smok­ing in pub­lic ar­eas where smok­ing is banned and throw­ing ash and cig­a­rette butts in­side com­mer­cial com­plexes in the Cap­i­tal Gov­er­norate, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

A re­li­able source said this came af­ter the en­vi­ron­men­tal po­lice of­fi­cers were de­ployed in the com­mer­cial com­plexes fol­low­ing com­plaints by peo­ple that some smok­ers were dis­re­gard­ing the de­ci­sion is­sued by the au­thor­i­ties ban­ning smok­ing in cer­tain ar­eas, par­tic­u­larly com­mer­cial com­plexes.

The source pointed out if two vi­o­la­tions are com­mit­ted si­mul­ta­ne­ously a vi­o­la­tor can end up pay­ing KD 600 fine in case of non-rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, but if the vi­o­la­tor checks with the En­vi­ron­ment Pub­lic Au­thor­ity and an am­i­ca­ble set­tle­ment is reached af­ter sign­ing a pledge, the fine can be re­duced to KD 100.

How­ever, the en­vi­ron­men­tal source made it clear say­ing the fine for the first time vi­o­la­tion for smok­ing in for­bid­den area is KD 50 and if rec­on­cil­i­a­tion is not reached with the EPA the fine is KD 100.

Army man as­saulted:

Po­lice are look­ing for three masked men for as­sault­ing a Kuwaiti mil­i­tary man and steal­ing from him two cell phones and a por­ta­ble Wi-Fi router, re­ports Al-Anba daily.

The vic­tim has filed a com­plaint with the po­lice and sub­mit­ted a med­i­cal re­port show­ing bruised left eye and in­jury to the foot.

Drug over­dose kills 1:

A 31-yearold Kuwaiti cit­i­zen died af­ter fall­ing un­con­scious while he was with a friend in­side a di­waniya in Mishref area, re­ports Al-Seyas­sah daily.

Ac­cord­ing to se­cu­rity sources, when the vic­tim fell un­con­scious, his friend tried to help him and he then took him to Mubarak Hos­pi­tal but he had died. When the Op­er­a­tions Room of Min­istry of In­te­rior re­ceived in­for­ma­tion from Mubarak Hos­pi­tal about a de­ceased cit­i­zen and an­other cit­i­zen who is not in a nor­mal state of mind at the hos­pi­tal, se­cu­ri­ty­men rushed to the lo­ca­tion.

They seized the vic­tim’s friend and checked his de­tails to dis­cover he is in­volved in a case which is still be­ing in­ves­ti­gated, and he is wanted by law for en­force­ment of a ju­di­cial ver­dict that sen­tenced him to two-month im­pris­on­ment.

When they ques­tioned him, he said they were sit­ting in­side the di­waniya when his friend fell un­con­scious.

The sources in­di­cated about the pos­si­bil­ity that the cause of the vic­tim’s death is drug over­dose.

Teacher ‘de­famed’:

An Egyp­tian teacher work­ing for a school in Jahra has filed a com­plaint with the e-Crimes Depart­ment of the Min­istry of In­te­rior, ac­cus­ing an uniden­ti­fied per­son of de­fam­ing him and two other col­leagues, re­ports Al-Anba daily.

The sus­pect re­port­edly pub­lished the pic­ture of the teacher and his col­leagues and ac­cused them of sodomy.

A top-level source at the Cy­ber­crimes Depart­ment at the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Depart­ment car­ried out in­ten­sive in­ves­ti­ga­tions and came to the con­clu­sion there was no such in­for­ma­tion.

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