Jail term reduced

FUJAIRAH - The Fujairah Court of Appeals has reduced the sentence of a man convicted of cheating. The convict will now serve one month in jail, instead of the three-month term awarded to him by the Fujairah Court of First Instance.

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Published: Sun 10 Aug 2008, 1:23 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:01 PM

He has also been fined Dh1,000.

The 37-year-old Bangladeshi worker, identified as Belal Miyah, was accused by a Pakistani taxi driver, Ali Wali Khan, of cheating.

Khan alleged that Belal boarded his taxi in Fujairah saying that he had to pick up Dh6,000 and some items from his home.

On the way, Belal asked him to stop at a shopping centre to buy some items. He borrowed Dh1,500 from Khan and promised to pay him on reaching the destination. But on reaching the destination, Belal pretended to be going to his house and vanished.

The driver waited for a long time, but he did not return. He then lodged a complaint with the police.

On his arrest, Belal was found to have been living in the country illegally.

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