Archive for July, 2010

Mosque-goers ask for parking restrictions to be suspended

Posted in islam UK with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2010 by britishloyalist

Mosque-goers ask for parking restrictions to be suspended

The Mosque committee wants parking restrictions outside Jamia Mosque to be lifted for half an hour on Fridays during prayers so worshippers can park. From left are Mohammed Sabir, Mohammed Kalim, Kifyat Ali, Mohammed Malik, Gulfraz Nawaz and Shafiq Gowdal.WORSHIPPERS at Derby’s Jamia Mosque are calling on the council to allow drivers to park on double yellow lines around the building during Friday prayers.

THEY DONT ALLOW PEOPLE TO PARK ON DOUBLE YELLOW LINES OUTSIDE THE DOCTORS SURGERY.

Up to 2,000 people attend the prayers and say they often have difficulty parking in the Rose Hill Street building’s car park because there is not enough space.

WHERE WILL YOU PARK IN 5 YEARS TIME THEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

Now the mosque’s committee has called for Derby City Council to allow people to park on double yellow lines near the building between 1.30pm and 2pm on Fridays.

DOUBLE YELLOW LINES STAY, KEEP THE WARDENS WORKING OVER TIME ON FRIDAYS

But the council has said that the double yellow lines are in effect for safety purposes and that mosque-goers could use a nearby car park.

HOPE ITS A PAY AND DISPLAY.

Mosque secretary Gulfraz Nawaz said two or three traffic wardens regularly visit the streets on a Friday putting tickets on cars.

E E EDL WARDENS

He said: “We just want half an hour where people can park and know they won’t be ticketed. The council was asked about this a year ago and we thought something might be done.

SO DO PEOPLE WHO GOT TO SEE THEIR DOCTORS,DOUBLE YELLOWS STAY

“We will probably have to get a petition together. It is difficult for people to park further away as these streets are often already full. There is also the difficulty where some people are elderly and they can’t walk far.”

MY HEART BLEEDS FOR YOU

Councillor Fareed Hussain, who represents Arboretum ward, said he had spoken with council officers about the parking last year.

I BET YOU DID

Mr Hussain said he thought an “understanding” had been reached where traffic wardens would show leniency towards people parking for Friday prayers. “They said they would show greater understanding,” he said. “As far as I am concerned that was what was happening.”

LAW IS LAW

But Councillor Christopher Poulter, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said the yellow lines were there for safety purposes.

WELL SAID

“If it was safe to park in that location there would be no need for any waiting restriction,” he said. “The safety of road users and residents is paramount and enforcement around the mosque area is carried out regularly following complaints. We met some time ago to discuss the situation with the mosque representatives and we explained our position.

THEY DONT LIKE OUR LAWS THEY WANT SHARIA LAW

“It is important that our enforcement procedures are consistent across the city and if we were to make any unique arrangements in one specific area then our enforcement practices may be considered inconsistent.”

THAT IS RIGHT

A city council spokesman said “regular enforcement” was carried out in the mosque area. But he added that it cost only 20p to park in Grove Street’s pay and display car park which is approximately five minutes walk from the building.

THATS CHEAP

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Gwent CPS lawyer accepted share of £20,000 bribe

Posted in police and the legal system with tags , , , , , on July 2, 2010 by britishloyalist

wanker from the CPS
Sarfraz Ibrahim took a share of a £20,000 bribe to drop a case A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) lawyer has admitted taking a share of a £20,000 bribe to drop a case.

Sarfraz Ibrahim, 51, of Cyncoed, Cardiff, who worked for Gwent CPS, was caught in a police sting.

At Swansea Crown Court, he admitted corruption, perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office.

The court heard he told an undercover agent that he could “manoeuvre” an assault charge the man was facing.

The undercover agent was sent by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) after a tip-off that Ibrahim might accept bribes to “nobble” a trial.

The court heard that Ibrahim, who was head of the advocacy unit at Gwent CPS, was caught in an undercover operation mounted by specialist anti-corruption detectives.

The CPS is the public body which reviews the evidence gathered by the police and then decides whether cases should go to court or whether they should be dropped.

Ibrahim had come to the attention of Soca in late 2008 as they were conducting a surveillance operation into a suspected south Wales drugs operation.

That undercover work had taken them to Sarn service station near Bridgend, where their two targets were observed meeting two strangers.

The two strangers turned out to be Ibrahim and a man called Saifur Khan, 37, who is Ibrahim’s friend and business partner, and alleged accomplice.

Fictitious case

No evidence of wrongdoing was ever found in relation to that meeting but it did arouse the suspicions of Soca and, given Ibrahim’s important role in the CPS, they devised what was described in court on Tuesday as an “integrity test” to see if he was corrupt.

Early 2009 the Soca officers devised an entirely fictitious case involving a man called Nic Baker, who was charged with assault.

The role of Baker was played by an undercover officer, and he was genuinely arrested by regular police, and a file involving a fictitious victim statement, police and eye-witness report was prepared.

At this point another undercover officer, posing as a wealthy businessman named Tariq, went to see Saifur Khan saying he was Baker’s employer. Mr Khan told Tariq that Ibrahim was a senior CPS lawyer and could help his employee.

Over the coming weeks the officer called Baker met Mr Khan and Ibrahim. In those meetings the undercover officer made clear he was guilty of the crime. But Ibrahim told him he would take charge of the case, and would see that it was dropped.

This he duly did in May 2009, acting as the reviewing officer, and saying that no further action should be taken.

£20,000 cash

In June 2009, an undercover officer went to Mr Khan’s office in Cardiff, where he runs a letting agency, and delivered £20,000 in cash. Some 30 minutes later Ibrahim arrived and the money was split between them.

Ibrahim pleaded guilty on Monday to corruption, misconduct in public office and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

At the time the judge imposed an order banning the reporting of that information. That has now been lifted.

Mr Khan is pleading not guilty to aiding and abetting misconduct in public office attempting to pervert the course of justice. His trial continues at Swansea Crown Court.

The prosecution has indicated that Soca officers “Tariq” and “Nic Baker” will both give evidence, though from behind screens to maintain their anonymity.

The case is expected to last several weeks.