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Fake Cops Rob A Truck Driver In Dubai

Photo: Khaleej Times

Three Pakistani men are under trail at a Dubai court after they were accused of kidnapping a driver and robbing more than Dh64,000 that belonged to a diesel trading company. The victim was an Indian driver.

The men posed as Criminal Investigation (CID) officers. They denied the charges in the court of First Instance. The case dates back to July 25, 2013, and was reported at Al Rashidiya police station.

“I was in the industrial area of Ras Al Khor when a car with three men inside stopped next to my vehicle. They claimed they were CID officers and that I was violating the law. They made me ride in the back seat of their car and then drove to Silicon Oasis,” the victim, who works as a diesel transport truck driver, told the prosecutor.

The victim added that on the way, the defendants stole Dh64,000, which belonged to his workplace; and Dh400 and his two mobile phones after threatening him with a knife.

A policeman said they interrogated one of the defendants, who got detained by Bur Dubai police in a similar robbery case. “We had a public prosecution warrant to investigate him in connection with several robbery complaints,” the officer said. “The same accused admitted he targeted the victim with his accomplices after spotting him parking his truck in Ras Al Khor area.”

The accused are currently under detention and the trial has been postponed to December 4.

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