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Beggar arrested after knocking on UAE cop’s door

According to the charge sheet, the police recovered an undisclosed sum of money and a bag of clothes from her.

An Arab woman tried to make a quick buck by begging. However, unknowingly, she knocked on the door of a policeman for alms and found herself under arrest.

The woman stood trial at the Ras Al Khaimah misdemeanour court on Monday, where she denied the charges. “I was not begging. I was looking for a friend of mine and was not sure about her house,” she said in court.

According to the charge sheet, the police recovered an undisclosed sum of money and a bag of clothes from her. In court, the woman claimed the money was hers. When asked about the bag of clothes, she said: “I found it on the road.”

The court adjourned the case to next Monday to pronounce a verdict.

In 2018, the UAE passed a federal anti-begging law, which stipulates a Dh5,000 fine and three-month prison term for the crime.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

 

Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.


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