Waiter Jailed, Fined For Sending 'Extra' Food to Dubai Inmate

Published October 28th, 2018 - 09:52 GMT
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It ordered his deportation after completing his jail term and paying a Dh5,000 ($1,361) fine.

A waiter, who worked at a catering business that provides meals to the central prison, has been found guilty by a Dubai court of a bribery charge by accepting Dh110 ($29) in return for delivering an extra meal to an Arab prisoner.

The Court of First Instance sentenced the 23-year-old Indian waiter, who is referred to as a public employee in the public prosecution arraignment sheet, to three months in jail as it convicted him of a bribery charge for accepting a commission against an unlawful favour.

It ordered his deportation after completing his jail term and paying a Dh5,000 fine.

A case was registered on May 15 at the Lahbab police station.

A policeman, who worked at the morning shift at the central prison, said during investigation the waiter worked for a catering corporation that is in a contractual relation with the Punitive and Correctional Establishments.

"According to the contract, the caterer should deliver meals and hire workers for that job. I did not know the waiter prior to the incident but was instructed to catch him red-handed after the administration was tipped off about his conduct. "Our information was that he would deliver extra meals to prisoners for mobile recharge cards. I learned about that from an inmate."

The policeman recounted to the investigating prosecutor how he coordinated with the informant - the inmate - to catch the waiter in the act of collecting the bribe. "The inmate later offered the waiter Dh100 to get one more meal and the latter took his offer."

The cop then informed the major, who runs the misdemeanors and offences jail, and the director of the prison was also told about the matter.

The defendant was caught around noon on May 15. A marked recharge card was given to him and he received it. The court ruling has been appealed.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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