84,250+ reported covid violations in 2020: PP

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 18 March 2021: UAE Public Prosecution revealed that the number of complaints related to coronavirus (Covid-19) precautionary violations reported on its website and smart application last year, totalled 84,253.

These were thoroughly checked and were either rejected, cancelled or reduced.

According to the 2020 annual report, the Public Prosecution issued 6,089 penalties, and procedures were taken to enforce 71,245 judicial rulings. It also noted that the number of public prosecution lawsuits stood at 35,815, and the number of prosecution appeal lawsuits totalled 26,652. The cassation prosecution presented 1,368 legal opinions requesting appeals, and the percentage of completion of the aforementioned lawsuits was 99 percent, said Wam

The Public Prosecution also pointed out that 93,639 e-requests were made and 7,489 remote investigations were carried out in 2020.

The Public Prosecution offers over 40 services on its website and smart application, to meet the needs of customers in a timely and convenient manner.


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