Court sentences drink-driver to 40 lashes

Court sentences drink-driver to 40 lashes

QatarNews
By QatarNews

The Criminal Court has sentenced an Indian Muslim to 40 lashes and ordered the suspension of his driving licence for two months for consuming liquor and driving under the influence of alcohol, local Arabic daily Arrayah has reported.

The accused was captured by Al Fazaa patrols in Shabiyat Khalifa while he was parking his vehicle. The police found him to be under the influence of alcohol and also found a half-empty bottle of liquor in the car, the report states.

According to the Public Prosecution, the accused had consumed liquor and also confessed during interrogation that he was driving under the influence of alcohol, the report adds.

The accused, however, later denied that he had driven the vehicle while being drunk, a claim that was rejected by the court, according to the report.

What do you think of the ruling?

Reposted from Gulf Times.

By doha estate• 8 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
doha estate

40 Ashes

By fubar• 8 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
fubar

Anyone can drink if they wish. But I'd prefer if they didn't get in their landcruiser and drive home after.

By ravi-invincible• 8 years 2 months ago.
ravi-invincible

@Zafirah..why ban him for life? there are more worst things that happen n people get away. also, here it says Indian muslim and its mentioned in open. if someone else did it, it would have been mentioned as a Gulf national. Why hide things like that.

By zafirah• 8 years 2 months ago.
zafirah

he's lucky, he was not deported. should be banned from the road - for life.

By fubar• 8 years 2 months ago.
fubar

I didn't realise Molten went out drinking with his Qatari friends, and then followed them back to their cars.

As Urstruly says, if the police wanted to catch ALL the drink drivers, they just have to wait in the hotel carpark. But they don't, and we all (except for Molten) know why. Some days I just think God I'm not an Indian living in Qatar.

By fubar• 8 years 2 months ago.
fubar

There's a reason alcohol hasn't been banned. It's because a lot of people like it. A lot of powerful, influential people.

By fubar• 8 years 2 months ago.
fubar

Qataris don't drink hahahaha. They are in the bars, but they drink coke. Or they aren't 'real' Qataris, they are Arabs wearing thobes pretending to be Qataris. Or they are there for 'business meetings'. But they don't drink any alcohol.

By BOXBE16DOBARA• 8 years 2 months ago.
BOXBE16DOBARA

Indian muslim is getting lashing. Where did he drink, IN QATAR. Is QATAR not an islamic country. Did they follow the rules of islam before giving him lashing. Let us be good first and tell apply it on others

By urstrulyash• 8 years 2 months ago.
urstrulyash

now on let al fazaa wait outside every single 5 star hotel every Thursday and Friday night and catch all the drunk guys and gals celebrating the weekends. will they do that? no. why? the reason is so obvious.

By Molten Metal• 8 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Fubar , Your point is weak , very weak because you assume so many things like if a person enters a cruiser from a drivers door it means he will drive the car for sure , no no , you can't say untill you yourself sit in the car & see the truth ..................................... Wed , 04.06.2014 , 11.00 hrs ..

By mohdata• 8 years 2 months ago.
mohdata

the suspension of my licence would hurt more..but then i've never been lashed so its easy to say:-)

By fubar• 8 years 2 months ago.
fubar

Lol Molten. Did I touch a raw nerve with you? There's no need for all your rhetorical questions, since you know exactly what I mean. Westerners and easterners get treated differently in this country, for instance the driver in this story. And by the way, I don't hate it here, I love it here. I'm not the one who the police arrest, or who gets kicked out of souq waqif, or denied entry to City Center on Fridays. My life here is great. Put your pajamas back on before you get arrested too!

By Molten Metal• 8 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Fubar , Pitiable , You live in Qatar & think about India after leaving you own country , if you Embassy officials knew about your intentions , they will sure ask you to return your passport to them .... Wed , 04.06.2014 , 11.30 hrs ..

By Molten Metal• 8 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Khalli 's policy is good , keep to yourself for the peace of mind. ........................... Wed , 04.06.2014 , 11.01 hrs ..

By khaled.ibrahim.ahmed• 8 years 2 months ago.
khaled.ibrahim.ahmed

The thing is: They should have believed his claim as They cannot accuse him based on what he said ; as he was drunk ... that means what he said is not viable in court

By Molten Metal• 8 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Fubar , So you 've gradings there , why did you find it necessary to insert the world ' westren ' ? Do you look down on your ' eastern ' brothers / sisters & you chose to dissociate yourself from them so wisely !? ......... What a disgrace dear ! .................................................... Thu , 05.06.2014 , 07.45 hrs

By fubar• 8 years 2 months ago.
fubar

Why am I pitiable? I'm grateful. Grateful I am a white western expat. Never in all my time in Qatar have I known a single friend get in trouble for consuming alcohol. But how many times have I heard stories about Asians, mostly Indians, getting arrested in the industrial area for drinking alcohol, or for having alcohol in their car. It's not my embassy you need to worry about. Our embassy makes sure that we don't get in trouble, because different laws apply to different people.

By Molten Metal• 8 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Half empty phial ... means he believed in moderation plus he was alone shows how peaceful , calm & reserve he is. ................................... Wed , 04.06.2014 , 10.13 hrs ..

By Rip Cord• 8 years 2 months ago.
Rip Cord

Well Boxe, India is the rape capital of the world and not many of them drink alcohol.

By Rip Cord• 8 years 2 months ago.
Rip Cord

Why did he not get jail time? He could have killed someone on the roads.

By Molten Metal• 8 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Khalli , We had a ghost like colleague one time , he would never talk to anybody untill his burial , if you try to cheer him up once in a three months he would ask you '' are you drunk ? '' .... so in the same way they were too happy to greet you from the core of their heart and you mistakenly assumed that they were not sober .......... forget that incident , remember my story .......... Wed , 04.06.2014 , 11.14 hrs ..

By fubar• 8 years 2 months ago.
fubar

@urstrulyash... exactly right. They will catch a drunk Indian, but no one else.

By Molten Metal• 8 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

OK then , keep your word '' I love it here. '' till your last breath ............... Thu , 05.06.2014 , 09.05 hrs

http://www.qatarliving.com/qatar-living-lounge/posts/trust-love

By urstrulyash• 8 years 2 months ago.
urstrulyash

dear rip, for your info, its the US and not India, the rape capital of the world.

By BOXBE16DOBARA• 8 years 2 months ago.
BOXBE16DOBARA

Thelo...source please

By Molten Metal• 8 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Fire , This post is for the poor Indian soul ................. Wed , 04.06.2014 , 11.06 hrs ..

By Molten Metal• 8 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Again false perceptions guys , how to cover the gaps , from where you hear these type of unbelievable tales , if somebody gives a company to a guest or friend does not mean anything else ... one can drink what he likes ... pepsi or mineral water or fresh juice ..... Wed , 04.06.2014 , 11.22 hrs ..

By BOXBE16DOBARA• 8 years 2 months ago.
BOXBE16DOBARA

Ban alcohol..else stop giving lashes

By Molten Metal• 8 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

You left your country , you hate Qatar , you have problem identifying yourself with the eastern region humans , if you keep gap with the society you live in what's left there in this world that you would like , snow or forest as compared to the fellow creatures ? ...................... Thu , 05.06.2014 , 07.49 hrs

By BOXBE16DOBARA• 8 years 2 months ago.
BOXBE16DOBARA

khali...how did they get drunk in 1991...can i know please...was there qdc at that time

By BOXBE16DOBARA• 8 years 2 months ago.
BOXBE16DOBARA

Most of the incidents like rape, accident happens due to alcohol drinking (due to out of sense) but still people support alcohol...strange

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