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Salesman sets fire to Dubai shop due to non-payment of salary; Loss of 1 million dirhams

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A salesman in Dubai has been condemned to two years in prison for setting a textile shop ablaze, causing losses of almost Dh1 million to the owner.

The Dubai Court of First Instance likewise slapped a Dh985,000 fine on the 27-year-old salesman from Afghanistan. He will be expelled after he has carried out his punishment.

Records showed that he looked for revenge from the owner, who didn’t pay his salary for a year. In December a year ago, the respondent went to the shop situated in Naif region after 12 PM and utilized a shaper to open the shop’s lock. He claimed the owner didn’t pay his salary for one year. He expected to discover some money inside the shop, yet couldn’t discover any.

The respondent revealed to Dubai Police that he saw a lighter inside the shop and chose to set the material shop burning in revenge.

The shop’s owner affirmed that he checked the surveillance cameras around there and saw the litigant breaking into the shop. “I was alarmed about the fire and found that the respondent was capable. He harmed the lock and the glass entryway prior to setting the shop ablaze,” the 40-year-old Pakistani owner said.

Dubai Public Prosecution accused the respondent of burning down a property and causing harms worth Dh985,000. The decision will be liable to offer inside 15 days.


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