Unified ID system helps detect man’s fake name, nationality

DUBAI — The unified identification system, which has been introduced in some police stations, assisted a Dubai policeman to identify a person who had faked his name and nationality at the police station.


Amira Agarib

Published: Thu 31 May 2007, 8:43 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:31 AM

As part of the police campaign against violators of residency rules, a 32-year-old man was arrested by Naif police. During interrogation he told the police he had entered UAE illegally five years ago. He stated that he worked with various contracting companies on daily wages and gave incorrect details about himself.

But the new unified identification system introduced jointly by Dubai Police, the Dubai Department of Naturalisation and Residency and the Ministry of Labour helped determine his real identity. He turned out to be Gerald Sityan, a Sri Lankan.

A police official said the ID system, when implemented at all police stations and entry points, will help keep details of people secure and provide protection against forgery or illegal use.

He expressed the need for speedy implementation of the ID system and a population register for both citizens and residents of the UAE.

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