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Debts are personal responsibility

Dubai - In case of legal or illegal resident, debts are the personal responsibility of the individual.


Ankita Chaturvedi

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Published: Sun 8 Jan 2017, 7:24 AM

Last updated: Sun 8 Jan 2017, 9:36 AM

In case of any crime, whether it is big or small, community heads can help in settling the issue before it is forwarded to the courts. Once in court, the legal procedure is the only option to be followed. According to the Indian consulate, as and when the jail authorities notify them about deportation of inmates, they provide travel documents and tickets. In case of legal or illegal resident, debts are the personal responsibility of the individual.
"As and when the local authorities inform us about the release of any prisoner, the consulate provides temporary travel document and air ticket, whatever is required to facilitate his/her travel to India. In exceptional and deserving cases, the consulate facilitates assistance through community members to settle the issue," said an official.
"We cannot do anything if the case is filed in the court, but before that whatever necessary help we can provide we do. But, strictly in cases of financial fraud, we cannot help anyone. I deal everyday with cases where I personally go and counsel people if required. Indians are one of the most law-abiding people and we should keep that impression intact," said Bharat Bhai Shah, a senior member of the Indian community in Dubai.
Girish Pant, president of India People Forum in Dubai, said: "I don't have records. Butcases related with illegal driving are quite often. Then, illegal residents or people working under visit visa are also one of the most common offences here. I think people must learn about the laws of the country before coming to the UAE. Also, it is the responsibility of the sponsors or the employers to guide them to avoid such situations as most of the people unintentionally commit these small crimes and get stuck in jail."

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