Minister orders probe into police station video

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry’s Relations and Security Information Department said an investigation committee was formed at the instructions of Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Sabah over a video clip that appeared on social media, showing the Khaldiya police station being deserted while official documents and items were present. The committee will find out who is responsible for what happened in the form of negligence that is contrary to the procedures followed.

Officers released
Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohammad instructed that all police officers held for disciplinary reasons be released on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. Based on the instructions, Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lt Gen Suleiman Al-Fahd ordered their release at the end of working hours of the last day of Ramadan.

No injuries in fires
Firemen put out a fire that broke out in a house under construction in Qusour. The fire was on the roof and was put out and kept from spreading. Meanwhile, a fire in a Taima house prompted the occupational fire center to respond. The fire was put out with no injuries reported. Another fire broke out in Firdous. Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh fire station responded, backed by Ardhiya station and the fire was put out quickly. Separately, a fire broke out in a house used as a nursery, and Jahra occupational fire center backed by Jahra center responded and put out the fire, which was on the third floor. No injuries were reported. Also fire broke out in debris in an abandoned house in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh. Firemen fought the fire and kept it from spreading. In another incident, Sulaibkhat fire station men rushed to an area where a lift malfunctioned. Firemen used hydraulic equipment to lower the lift and release those stuck inside, without injuries. Furthermore, Salmiya sea fire station men removed a boat that sunk at the Ras Al-Ardh harbor, and no injuries were reported.

Food safety
A total of 250 kg of meat products were destroyed, along with other foodstuff that were not substandard or spoiled, during a campaign targeting cooperatives, shops and butcheries. Commenting on the crackdown, Director of food and markets at Farwaniya governorate’s branch in Kuwait Municipality Mohammad Al-Azmi said inspection campaigns will continue to safeguard consumers’ health around the country. In other news, Kuwait Municipality’s Public Relations department said the public cleanliness and road occupation department in Ahmadi carried out a field campaign in Dhaher area. Director of Ahmadi’s branch Fahad Al-Shtaili said the campaign was carried out with the participation of 14 dump trucks and 4 bulldozers on a daily basis during June, and resulted in hauling 312 loads as Dhaher landfill was cleaned completely.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

This article was published on 03/07/2016