An Indian man has been given a suspended jail term along with a deportation order for forging a parking ticket in Dubai.
The Court of First Instance heard that the 25-year-old Indian made a fake copy of a ticket using Photoshop to avoid paying for the parking lot. He was caught in Al Rafaa following the incident in March, the Khaleej Times reported on Sunday.
He received a suspended jail term along with a deportation order. The man admitted to the police that he copied an original Roads and Transport Authority ticket and placed the forged one on his car.
The Court of First Instance on Sunday gave a three-month suspended jail term along with a deportation order to the Indian man, who has not been identified. He was caught on March 10 in Al Rafaa.
An inspector working for the RTA said that he was on duty when he was checking cars in a paid parked space in Al Karama. "There was a car with a ticket that looked like an original one, but it was fake," he said.
The car owner produced the forged tickets when he was summoned by the police, the inspector who alerted the police about the incident told the prosecutor.
The suspect admitted during the investigation that he had copied an original RTA ticket and placed the forged ticket in his car.
A report from the general directorate of criminal evidence and criminology said that the two paid parking tickets seized from the Indian man were forged.
The ruling has been appealed.