(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The jewellery was placed under seizure in a commercial case battle dating back to 2009 between two jewellery companies.
a jewellery shop manager stood in the dock on sunday for allegedly stealing 15.3kg of gold jewellery worth dh1.5 million while he was assigned with the responsibility of guarding it.
the jewellery was placed under seizure in a commercial case battle dating back to 2009 between two jewellery companies.
the manager a sudanese is charged with embezzlement in the court of first instance.
an emirati lawyer representing the complainant company said the seizure order was issued following a bounced cheque case given by a gold and jewellery trading company to his client.
“the seizure which was ordered by the urgent matters judge covered jewellery items worth dh1.5 million in the shop in the gold souq at naif market equivalent to the amount of the cheque.”
the lawyer indicated that the theft must have happened at the time when the guard was being replaced with the defendant in february. “the other jewellery company was ordered by a judicial order to pay its dues plus the legal interest rate to our client. an expert was appointed to estimate the actual price of the seized jewellery before they were to be sold in auction.”
but the expert could not carry out his assigned job as he failed to locate the seized jewellery.
the execution judge then issued a subpoena against the defendant as he was the guard at the time when the theft took place. the police officers arrested the accused and he was later referred to the public prosecution for investigation.
an emirati execution officer said a guard becomes automatically responsible for the items he was assigned to watch under a court’s seizure order.