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Dubai-based manager in court for helping forge birth certificate

mary@khaleejtimes.com Filed on July 1, 2020 | Last updated on July 1, 2020 at 02.16 pm
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(alamy.com/ae)

The runaway accomplice (main accused) is still being sought after in connection with the case.

A manager is standing trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance for his alleged help in forging a birth certificate copy and attributing it to the Health Ministry, the Preventive Medicine Department, Dubai.

Dubai prosecutors accused the Indian manager, a 37-year-old, of falsifying the details of the original document and then using it by handing it over to another man, who submitted it to the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA). He sought to have a residency visa issued for a runaway compatriot.

The defendant has been accused of helping and abetting the forgery of an official document copy and using it.

The runaway accomplice (main accused) is still being sought after in connection with the case.

The case dates back to and prior to November 4 last year.

During the public prosecution investigation, a woman said that she is the wife of the fugitive. "He wanted to apply for residence visas for him and for my son under my own sponsorship. I am a resident and work in the country."

She recounted how her husband went to a typing centre and handed over the required papers to an employee there (the manager on trial). "Only after going to the ICA did my husband learn about the forgery. He was unaware about it and did not falsify any details," the wife, who is a witness in the case, told the investigator.

The defendant (the manager) admitted he collected the documents from the main accused and then handed them over to another man to have a visa issued for him (the main accused).

Copies of the husband's passport and the forged birth certificate have been seized by the public prosecution.

According to a letter from the ICA, the passport copy, used by the husband (main accused), is forged. In the copy, it was wrongly stated that the man was born in 2006, while the truth is that he was born in 1986.

A letter from the Ministry of Health and Prevention showed that there is no file for the husband in the birth records.

mary@khaleejtimes.com

Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination...


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