x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Man who 'forged Mawaqif ticket' tells Abu Dhabi court he found it on the ground

IH, from Egypt, is the second man to appear at the Criminal Court in the past two weeks accused of forging a Mawaqif ticket.

ABU DHABI // A man accused of forging the date on a Mawaqif ticket told a court he found the ticket on the ground.

IH, from Egypt, is the second man to appear at the Criminal Court in the past two weeks accused of forging a Mawaqif ticket.

"When will we get Mawaqif tickets over with?" Chief Justice Sayed Abdul Baseer asked rhetorically at the beginning of the hearing.

The man told him he had not forged the ticket, but found it on the ground.

The judge then read him the statements he had given the public prosecution, where he admitted flushing the ticket down the toilet after being caught.

"Anyone in my place would do the same thing, I got caught for something and by reflex the first thing I would want to do is get rid of it," said the man.

The case was adjourned.

hdajani@thenational.ae