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04 October 2023

Duo held for forging labour cards

By Eman Al Baik

An elderly Pakistani photographer allegedly forged labour cards with the help of a Bangladeshi, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

MAH, 58, ia accused of forging labour cards for four people and one among them happened to be a police informer.

MMA, 26, Bangladeshi, brought clients and helped the first accused sell forged cards for Dh80. He paid Dh60 to MAH.

Following a tip-off, an informer approached them to have a labour card made in October. MMA called the police informer later that the card was ready for collection.

And they met at about 9.30pm in Naif area where MMA handed over the forged card to the informer, Saif Taleb confessed before the Prosecution.

Police raided the place and confiscated three more cards from MAA, which carried his own pictures but with different names. He then led police to MAH, who works for a studio.

Police confiscated a computer, flash memory, scanner and machine used for plastic binding from MAH.

MAH confessed to the crime.

The court adjourned the case until February 13.