Infiltrator jailed, banned for life

ABU DHABI — The Federal Supreme Court recently upheld a lower court verdict which sentenced a Bangladeshi national to three years in jail to be followed by deportation, for entering the country illegally. The court also slapped a life-time ban on him.

By Adel Arafa (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Tue 20 Nov 2007, 8:44 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:38 AM

The infiltrator was nabbed during an inspection campaign carried out by the Naturalisation and Residency Department in Abu Dhabi in May 2006.

During interrogation, he told the officials that he had lost his passport but he was a legal resident. But investigations revealed that he was an infiltrator and entered the country by sea in 2002.

The Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance sentenced him to five-year imprisonment, deportation and a life-ban.

He contested the verdict at the Federal Court of Appeal, claiming he was ignorant of the country’s laws. He also told the court that he is under 19 years.

The court reduced the prison term to three years but confirmed the deportation and life-ban. The apex court last week upheld this verdict.

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