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A customs official is booked under Family Protection Act (FPA) and is facing court proceedings for allegedly slapping his wife in a parking lot of a bar and biting left side of her face

The incident took place at 3am on June 14 and Artin Hideyos was immediately reported to the authorities by his wife.

Hideyos was supposed to appear before the court for a status conference on Tuesday this week but the court granted him permission to go off island.

Hideyos is currently directed to stay away from the alleged victim and shall have no abusive contact with her.

The police blotter of last month had revealed that prior to the incident, on the same night at 1 AM, Hideous was drunk and aggressive at his residence and was being investigated for possession of ammunition and sidearm.

However, the Director of Bureau of Public Alloysius Alonz later noted that there was no sidearm found. (By Eshan Kalyanikar)