Farmer fined BD10,500 for burning rubbish, setting building on fire

Farmer fined BD10,500 for burning rubbish, setting building on fire

Manama : A Bahraini farmer has been left with a bill for BD10,500 after he pleaded guilty to carelessly burning garden waste in open and setting fire to a nearby building.

The farmer’s negligence, the High Civilian Court said, resulted in an outbreak of blazes which stretched to the nearbybuilding, which housed a carpentry shop and a wood store.

The building and the units were completely destroyed in the raging fire, causing heavy monetary losses to the shop owners, who rented the space on a 15-year contract.

“Both shops ceased functioning because of the heavy damages sustained,” the plaintiff’s lawyer Zahra Al Jiser told prosecutors. The lawyer argued that it was the farm owner’s negligence that caused the fire and that he could have done that in a safer and controlled manner if wanted.

Expert technical evaluators found that the plaintiff suffered losses to the tune of BD9150. The plaintiff demanded a compensation of BD10,500, BD500 to pay the attorney’s fees and BD832 to settle the technical expert’s bill.

The Court ordered the farm owner to pay all the fees and expenses associated with this case.

Jail term reduced

In another case, a Bahrain man, jailed eight years for counterfeiting banknotes and possessing ammunition, has had his jail term reduced to six years on appeal.

The High Appeal Court, however, retained the BD1,200 fine handed down to  him and a three-year jail term awarded to his accomplice, a woman. The incidents that led to the man’s arrest occurred when police received a tip-off regarding a woman buying mobile phones using fake Saudi riyals.

Soon, the woman was arrested by a police team who later found that more people were involved in the crime, including a military personnel.

The Bahraini man, who turned out to be the mastermind of the crime, was also instrumental in bringing counterfeit currency to Bahrain from Saudi Arabia.

Police said the racket’s involvement in the case was further confirmed by the man’s son’s friend, who overheard a conversation between then regarding fake currency bills.

“When we were hanging around, his father instructed him to go and meet someone in Hamala. We went there, and he received a bag full of money from him. Next day, I saw the same bag inside his house with a lot of 50 Saudi riyal bills and US dollars,” the friend of the defendant’s son told prosecutors.

The suspect was arrested by the police and also seized ammunition from him. The woman was handed down a three years’ imprisonment, while the military personnel was sent for trial in a militarycourt.




No need for tax-offence prosecution

No need for tax-offence prosecution

“There is no need at the present time to form a prosecution office for tax offences or violations,” stated the Attorney General, Dr. Ali bin Fadhel Al-Buainain during an official press conference held by the Public Prosecution office. He added that any offences or violations r

Citizens' needs top governorate priority list

Citizens' needs top governorate priority list

Southern Governor HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, received citizens, academics, intellectuals and private sector representatives on Wednesday at the governorate's weekly Majlis.   The governor hailed the directives of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the government

Appeals Court to hear fake prescription case

Appeals Court to hear fake prescription case

An appeals court will hear the case of a Bahraini accused of forging a medical prescription to obtain Morphine from a pharma shop. He was sentenced to one year in jail after being found guilty in the case. According to Public Prosecutors, the man went to Jidhafs Medical Centre on

20 delegates from Bahrain attend PBD

20 delegates from Bahrain attend PBD

More than 20 delegates represented the Kingdom’s Indian Community at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas that was held at the Indian City of Benares. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and re

‘House, SCW co-operation vital’

‘House, SCW co-operation vital’

HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King, President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), yesterday received Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Fawzia Zainal, Chairman of the Shura Council, Ali Al Saleh, deputies, heads of committees and a number of members of t

Social worker dies in Chennai

Social worker dies in Chennai

Long-time Bahrain resident and Indian social worker T P Abdulla, 71, passed away in Chennai, India yesterday. He was working with Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation as programme co-ordinator. Funeral will take place in Chennai today. He is survived by his wife Fatima and four chil


No need for tax-offence prosecution

No need for tax-offence prosecution

“There is no need at the present time to form a prosecution office for tax offences or violations,” stated the Attorney General, Dr. Ali bin Fadhel Al-Buainain during an official press conference held by the Public Prosecution office. He added that any offences or violations r

Citizens' needs top governorate priority list

Citizens' needs top governorate priority list

Southern Governor HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, received citizens, academics, intellectuals and private sector representatives on Wednesday at the governorate's weekly Majlis.   The governor hailed the directives of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the government

Appeals Court to hear fake prescription case

Appeals Court to hear fake prescription case

An appeals court will hear the case of a Bahraini accused of forging a medical prescription to obtain Morphine from a pharma shop. He was sentenced to one year in jail after being found guilty in the case. According to Public Prosecutors, the man went to Jidhafs Medical Centre on

20 delegates from Bahrain attend PBD

20 delegates from Bahrain attend PBD

More than 20 delegates represented the Kingdom’s Indian Community at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas that was held at the Indian City of Benares. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and re

‘House, SCW co-operation vital’

‘House, SCW co-operation vital’

HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King, President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), yesterday received Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Fawzia Zainal, Chairman of the Shura Council, Ali Al Saleh, deputies, heads of committees and a number of members of t

Social worker dies in Chennai

Social worker dies in Chennai

Long-time Bahrain resident and Indian social worker T P Abdulla, 71, passed away in Chennai, India yesterday. He was working with Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation as programme co-ordinator. Funeral will take place in Chennai today. He is survived by his wife Fatima and four chil

Busaiteen pays tribute to HRH Premier

Busaiteen pays tribute to HRH Premier

A ceremony was held in Busaiteen, Muharraq, in tribute to His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, who recovered after undergoing successful medical check-ups. Traditional Ardha shows, folkloric songs and other activities were staged at the celebration, in t

Syria co-operation vow

Syria co-operation vow

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a meeting in Moscow yesterday vowed to co-ordinate their actions more closely in Syria.  “Co-operation between Russia and Turkey is a touchstone for Syrian peace and stability,” Erdogan s

Salaries ready for VRS first batch candidates

Salaries ready for VRS first batch candidates

The President of the Civil Service Bureau (CSB), Ahmed Al Zayed, yesterday announced that the CSB will efficiently transfer the salaries of the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS)’s 773 successful candidates who are transitioning to retirement on January 31. Mr Al Zayed went on noting

Nadal relentlessly marches on

Nadal relentlessly marches on

Rafael Nadal continued his relentless march towards an 18th major title yesterday as an emotional Petra Kvitova swept into her first Grand Slam semi-final since a terrifying knife attack almost ended her career. On day nine of the Aust