Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 20 September 2019

Fake police officer who ordered men to kiss woman's feet is jailed

Man posed as criminal investigations officer in order to lure duo to a meeting before hatching bizarre plot

A salesman who posed as a police officer before kidnapping two men and ordering them to kiss a woman's feet as part of a bizarre apology has been handed a six-month jail term.

The Pakistani offender, 27, claimed to be a criminal investigations officer with Sharjah Police when he rang the two Indian victims, aged 29 and 62, and arranged a meeting at Al Ittihad Metro Station in Dubai.

When the pair arrived at the metro station, the fake cop assaulted them and bundled them into his car.

He drove the duo to Business Bay, where he stopped the car near an unknown woman, whose age and nationality were not disclosed in court records.

He then demanded that the two victims get out of the car and kneel in front of the woman and kiss her feet in apology.

The relationship between the parties was not disclosed during a hearing at Dubai Criminal Court, nor the reason for the apology being requested.

The culprit denied a kidnap charged when he first appeared before the court in October but was convicted during the latest hearing.

He will be deported at the end of his sentence.

Updated: December 29, 2018 02:53 PM