Monday, 18 February 2013

[] Car Stolen

Dear friends, Wednesday February13, 2013 morning around 5.30am to 6.00am my car was stolen in front of my house location at Al-Khobar prince Nawaf street, cross # 6. The car is Camery white color, model no. 1995, Number plate (4231 E H A) IN ARABIC (اهـ ع -4231). I already informed to the police and complain is registered in the police station. They said when they will get any information they will inform me. I am requesting to all that if anybody will see this car in any place, any parking place, any street or where ever you see pls. inform me or messege me or SMS. I will be very thank full to all. Muhammad Mubeen my mobile no. 0568289790. I attached the photo graph of my car.

[] HRH Pays blood money for Indian convict


Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has paid blood money on behalf of an Indian driver convicted of killing nine people in a road accident in 2006. The driver, Saleem Basha, 45, has already been released from prison and is waiting to return to Bangalore, India.

Basha, who arrived in Saudi Arabia to work as a lorry driver for a brick-manufacturing unit in Wadi Al-Hajbal, near Khamis Mushait in 2004, wasted no time after his release in traveling to Makkah to perform Umrah and pray for King Abdullah. He made that trip yesterday.

On Feb. 11, 2006, the tractor-trailer Basha was driving collided with an oncoming minivan, killing eight Saudi women teachers and their Egyptian driver. Basha was found guilty of causing the accident and was ordered to pay SR 653,000 as diya (blood money) to the families of the victims. With a salary of only SR 1,200 a month, Basha was unable to come up with the sum and was sent to jail where he has spent the past seven years.

Indian community worker, Abha Ashraf Kuttichel, confirmed yesterday that Basha was released following payment of the diya. I met with Saleem in prison and came to learn about what happened to him, Kuttichel said.

According to Basha, one afternoon, a prison official approached him and said that King Abdullah had paid the diya on his behalf.
I had no hope that I would ever be released from prison, but generous King Abdullah made his humanitarian gesture, so I am able to walk free, Basha said.

Basha said he had met the conditions for a pardon that authorities had laid out for drivers who caused accidents. Drivers can be eligible for a pardon as long as they meet three criteria: They do not flee the scene; they tell the truth; and there is no alcohol or other intoxicants involved. The conduct and character of drivers while in prison is also taken into account, according to Basha.

Basha also praised the Shariah judicial system and said judges do not examine jurisprudence only but also consider the circumstances. He said that the police, prosecution and judges were fair and even sympathetic to poor expatriates. He thanked the prison authorities and said they had helped him and other prisoners. Prison officials often brought him and other Asian inmates ingredients for their native dishes.
I cant forget the kindness of the prison employees who were sympathetic and assisted me in all possible ways, Basha said.
Basha is ready to return to India, but there are the usual bureaucratic hoops to jump through.

His Iqama expired six years ago and his passport expired three years ago. He managed to travel to Jeddah where he approached the Indian Consulate to renew his passport.
Consulate officials yesterday confirmed that Basha had been released from prison and had applied for a new passport. The officials agreed to renew his passport for one year.
After renewing his passport, Basha learned that his original sponsor is now classified in the red category in the Nitaqat system of Saudization. The company cannot renew its employees Iqamas. Basha said he would turn to the governor of Abha for help.

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