Ajman: Thushar Vellappally, who was arrested in a bounced cheque case by Dubai police and whose passport has been held by the police and was later released on bail, is reported to be seeking ways to leave the country on the strength of surety provided by UAE nationals.
He filed a petition to the court in Ajman for the purpose yesterday by which on the guarantee of a UAE national's passport he can leave the country, and the guarantor will be answerable for any wrongdoing by the expatriate or hisfailure to appear as asked by UAE. The guarantor should also have the financial wherewithal to bear the liabilities of the accused.
Although patch-up attempts were made towards an out of court settlement with the plaintiff who received the bounced cheque from Thushar, they did not yield result. That is what prompted Thushar to try to leave the country. The identity of the UAE native who offered to surrender his passport is not clear.
All the same, there are reports of parallel efforts to bring the complainant Nasil Abdulla to a comromise to sort out the dispute. Thushar had owed money to Nasil Abdulla as payment for the sub-contracts undertaken by the latter who complained that due to non-receipt of payments from Thushar, he himself had to spend terms in jail following his cheques bouncing. He was then forced to file a criminal case against Thushar.