x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 29 July 2017

Thirty arrested after rival bootlegging gangs clash over control of labour camp

Prosecutors are investigating the mass brawl which involved illegally selling alcohol at a labour camp in Sharjah.

SHARJAH // Thirty men have been arrested after a clash between rival gangs illegally selling alcohol at a labour camp in Saaja.

Prosecutors are investigating the mass brawl involving men of different Asian nationalities armed with sticks.

Police were called to the scene and arrested all those involved. They have been referred to prosecutors.

In January 2009, a Pakistani man was killed during a drunken clash between "bootleg" gangs at a camp in the Saaja industrial area.

The 17 Indians charged with the murder were sentenced to death in 2010.

They were pardoned after Dh3.4?million in blood money was paid to the victim's family in 2011. They returned home in February.

YKakande@thenational.ae