x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

I was forced to take hashish, cook tells Dubai court

JS, 27, said the men, whom he had a difficult history with, assaulted him and forced him to take the drugs.

DUBAI // An Indian cook was assaulted and forced to take drugs by a number of his compatriots, a court has heard.

JS, 27, said the men, whom he had a difficult history with, assaulted him and forced him to take the drugs, Dubai Criminal Court heard.

Dubai Police had been tipped-off about the man. But when they detained JS, no drugs were found, police officer OM, 38, said.

However, a medical exam showed traces of hashish in JS’s system and he was charged with consuming drugs. JS denies the charges and a verdict is expected on December 25.

salamir@thenational.ae