complainer


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complainer

the person who instigates a criminal investigation in Scotland. The prosecution itself is initiated by the Crown.
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The complainer had approached Mr Bavarsad prior to this and made a number of complaints including the amount of napkins on the table and the fact he hadn't received a roll with his soup.
ISLAMABAD, November 29, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Late arrival of staff in different offices of Capital Development Authority (CDA) is creating problems for complainers.
The accused repeatedly punched the complainer on his hand in an effort to remove his hand from the steering wheel.
Almost half of us are martyrs who ignore the cold and get on with things, but 22% are complainers who crave sympathy when sick.
He replied that the complainer had told him she was 16.
The source added: "Cops have been told if they're going to miss appointments, they have to phone the complainer.
The guard also said the two fans were not asked to leave the ballpark itself, but only the area around the bullpen, and that Dodgers reliever Jose Lima was the loudest complainer.
She said: "There was an argument and the accused began punching the complainer in the chest.
Juliet Petrusev, prosecuting, said: "The complainer made a comment about the accused's top to which he took offence.
An extensive CCTV review was carried out following the accused's allegation which quite simply showed that what she was telling police did not add up and actions were shown which showed the contrary and that the complainer had not entered the area of the alleged locus.
The interdict prevents my client from molesting the complainer and his wife or verbally abusing them.
Prosecutor Natalie Henderson told Hamilton Sheriff Court: "It went directly into the face of the complainer, who was standing three feet away.