The Court of Appeal has ordered the retrial of a GCC man convicted by the Court of First Instance for counterfeiting a cheque worth QR1mn.
Local Arabic daily Arrayah reported that at the first level of litigation the defendant was convicted in absentia and sentenced to two years in jail and a bail of QR8,000 for temporary suspending the execution of the sentence.
The Court of Appeal accepted the appeal filed by the defendant due to errors in the application of the law at the first level. The defendant also asked the victim to submit the original cheque that he claimed to be counterfeited. The case is still going on at the court.