Expat imprisoned, faces deportation from Oman

Oman Wednesday 03/November/2021 09:03 AM
By: Times News Service
Expat imprisoned, faces deportation from Oman
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Muscat: An expat has been imprisoned and deported from the Sultanate of Oman for violating the law of the Consumer Protection Authority (CPA).

A statement issued online by CPA said: "The Court of First Instance in the Wilayat of Barka recently issued a judicial ruling against a violator of the Consumer Protection Law, which stipulated conviction, imprisonment, a fine, and life deportation from the country."

The Consumer Protection Department in Barka received a complaint from a consumer against one of the institutions working in the field of detailing and installing windows. The consumer had contacted the the institution to detail and install windows in his house for OMR 1,400 and it was agreed that the windows would be delivered on a specific date. However, the institution did not comply with the agreement, which prompted the consumer to submit his complaint to the administration, which in turn took the necessary measures regarding the complaint.

After the case file was completed, it was referred to the Public Prosecution, which in turn referred it to the court.

The court issued a judgment convicting the accused of a misdemeanor of failure to provide the service properly, a misdemeanor of non-compliance with transparency and credibility, a misdemeanor of working outside the scope of the sponsor, and a misdemeanor of negligence in renewing residency.

The court decided to punish the accused for the first charge with three months imprisonment, for the second with four months, for the third with one month, and for the fourth with seven days in prison. The penalties are combined against the accused and the most severe are implemented with his permanent deportation from the country and obligating him to pay the civil right claimant an amount of OMR 500.