x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

British property developer released on bail

British developer Safi Qurashi has been released on bail from a Dubai prison, his family says, after he was arrested again on Tuesday.

British developer Safi Qurashi was released on bail from a Dubai prison last night, his family said, after he was arrested again on Tuesday.

His arrest came a day after the Dubai Court of Cassation overturned two convictions related to the bouncing of three cheques he wrote worth US$60 million (Dh220.3m).

A family member said he was arrested "immediately" after his release. The arrest was for a separate charge of bouncing cheques worth Dh6m for a plot in Nakheel's Dubai Waterfront project. Qurashi has served two and a half years in jail.

 

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* This version was updated on July 30 to include a correction. Safi Qurashi did not bounce three cheques worth US$60 million he wrote to Nakheel. In fact, the cheques were written to a third party.