x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Bogus policeman in Dubai jailed for three months

A labourer who posed as police officer to kidnap an electrician is sentenced to three months in prison.

DUBAI // A labourer who posed as a police officer to kidnap and rob a fellow worker was jailed for three months yesterday.

Pakistani A A, 24, grabbed the worker, a 25-year-old Bangladeshi electrician, from outside a supermarket in Al Quoz on April 19, 2011, bundled him into a car and drove off.

He demanded the man’s ID card and stole Dh10,800 and four mobile phones before assaulting him, tying him up and throwing him out of the vehicle in an area of desert.

At the Criminal Court, the Pakistani denied charges of impersonation, kidnap and robbery, but was found guilty.

He will be deported after serving his prison term.