Suspended jail term for Indian in Bahrain
The man was caught on camera at the Geant Supermarket in Manama stuffing some items in his pockets.india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 12:36 IST
An Indian in Bahrain has been given a suspended jail sentence of six months in connection with a case of theft in a supermarket.
According to media reports, the man was caught on camera in the Geant Supermarket at Seef near Bahrain's capital Manama, stuffing some items in his pockets.
When he reached the cash counter, he paid for other items he had picked up but did not offer to pay for a few batteries and a shaving blade he had hidden in his pockets.
According to a report in the Bahrain Tribune newspaper, as soon as he tried to make his way out, he was caught by security personnel in the supermarket.
A court presided by judge Ibrahim Al Zayed with associate judges Yasser Al Bohairi and Sami Mahmoud heard the case.
The judges then took into account the defendant's plea that it was his first offence and sentenced him to six months in jail with stay of execution for three years.
This means that if he commits another offence within the next three years, he will have to serve these six months in addition to whatever punishment the next offence fetches.