x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Worker used fake ID in bid to enter Armed Forces camp, court told

He confessed that he had forged the labour card so he could get work after overstaying his legal visa, records show.

DUBAI // A man tried to access to an Armed Forces training camp using a forged labour card, a court heard this morning.

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance was told that FA was arrested on the morning of June 13 while trying to enter the camp to do maintenance work at the cafeteria.

First Cpl NA, 43, said that at about 9.30am, FA, Bangladeshi, 20, arrived at the front gate and presented a labour card. But the card included an English name that differed from the one printed in Arabic.

"I asked him about the Arabic name in the labour card, and he said it's not his name," NA said.

NA called the Ministry of Labour and found out the card had been cancelled in 2009. He then called Lihbab police station, which sent officers to arrest FA.

During investigations, FA confessed he arrived in the country a year ago and overstayed his visit visa. To secure work, a friend helped him forge the labour card, which he used to get a job as a maintenance worker with a private company, he said.

He confessed to the charges of forgery in court today and awaits a verdict on September 25.

salamir@thenational.ae