(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A public prosecutor who slapped defendants in a case, and ordered two policemen escorting them to do the same, was sentenced by the Federal Supreme Court to two-month imprisonment.
However, he was acquitted of forging an official document containing a decision of detaining the suspects for 24 hours for lack of evidence.
The civil lawsuit filed against him was dismissed as his resignation from the post was accepted by the Ministry of Justice.
The five-member apex court bench chaired by Shihab Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi explained that the provision of Article 46 of the Federal Law No 3 of 1982 on the federal judicial authority stipulates that the disciplinary lawsuit does not stand after the resignation of the judge.
The provisions of the law on the accountability of judges also applied to the members of the public prosecution, the court held.
The defendant was a member of the public prosecution and submitted his resignation to the Attorney-General, who forwarded the resignation to the Ministry of Justice, which issued a decree accepting it.
According to the court records, the Federal Attorney-General had referred the public prosecutor to the disciplinary council for the judiciary.