(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Misdemeanour Court of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Ras Al Khaimah will start hearing on July 16 a case in which 14 Arab women are charged with working for someone other than their sponsors.
The court records show that the Inspection and Follow-up of Illegals section of the RAK Residency and Foreigners' Affairs Directorate arrested the defendants while they were working at a shopping centre.
The Arab employer, who is currently abroad, allegedly provided work for the defendants though they were not under his sponsorship without completing the legal procedures required in violation of the residency and labour laws. A bench of the RAK Misdemeanour Court of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, presided by Judge Ahmed Al Ameer, will start hearing the case on July 16.
68-year-old woman in dud cheque case A RAK Misdemeanour Court bench, presided by Judge Yusuf Rajab, on Wednesday started hearing a case in which a 68-year-old Arab woman is accused of issuing, in bad faith, a dud cheque for Dh1.8 million.
The court records show that an Arab resident lodged a complaint with the RAK Police last year saying the woman gave him a cheque for Dh1.8 million in bad faith as she knew there was not enough money in her account.
However, the woman denied the charges before the police, saying she used to issue blank cheques to the property company under her sponsorship to ease its financial transactions. She said the plaintiff abused those cheques. The court adjourned the case to next week for the plaintiff to appear in person.
Drug trafficker challenges life term The RAK Criminal Court of Appeal started hearing an appeal filed by an Arab resident against the life imprisonment awarded to him for consuming and trafficking in drugs.
The RAK anti-narcotics police arrested the defendant from a cafe following a tipoff from an undercover source that he had consumed and possessed drugs. Lab analysis showed traces of narcotic substances in the suspect's blood sample. He was referred to the Public Prosecution which charged him with illegally consuming and trafficking in narcotics. The Criminal Court of First Instance sentenced him to life imprisonment, which he challenged, and the Court of Appeal adjourned the case to September 3 for hearing the pleas of the defence lawyer.