Court sentences youth for 6 months for impersonating official

DUBAI- The Dubai Court of First Instance on Monday sentenced a 19-year-old UAE national to six months in jail for impersonating a public official and robbing J. I. K., a 22-year-old Indian.

By Hani M. Bathish

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Published: Tue 24 Feb 2004, 11:38 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:11 AM

The defendant was in the company of another 16-year-old male on the night of October 1 last year when they approached the victim and claimed to be CID officers. The victim of the theft had just arrived in Dubai, had driven from the airport in his car, and was parking it outside his building in Rifaa area when the two young men dressed in local dress approached him.

The two men demanded to see his identification documents, claiming that there had been a robbery in the area. The victim showed them his driving licence. One of the two men then proceeded to search his car. After they were done, they asked the victim to accompany them to the police station.

On their way out of the building's parking area, the victim saw a traffic police patrol and asked the two men if they could go with the patrol to the police station. The two men refused and made the defendant go back to his car to get his driving licence. The victim complied and went back to the parking, but when he returned, the two men had disappeared. After checking his car, the victim discovered that his mobile phone and Dh300 had been stolen from his car.

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