Four-member gang held for bootlegger’s murder in Sharjah

SHARJAH - The Sharjah Police on Tuesday arrested a gang comprising three UAE nationals and a stateless citizen, who were allegedly involved in the murder of a Indian bootlegger.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Wed 22 Jun 2011, 11:45 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:40 AM

According to Mohammed Rashid bin Bayat, Director of Criminal Investigation and Search, the gang, including two brothers, used to dupe Asians by posing as CID officers. They mainly targeted bootleggers in Sharjah and made away with the cash.

On June 19, the Sharjah Police found the body of a 25-year-old Indian, identified as S Surinder, in a pool of blood in one of the internal street of Sharjah Industrial Area 4. A police team and forensic experts collected evidence and finger prints from the location.

The body, which had stab wounds on various parts, was sent to the forensic laboratory. The police said the victim had entered the country on a visit visa and had been involved in the illegal business in Sharjah.

A team of officers from the CID section was formed to investigate the crime.

The police managed to arrest the two brothers at their home and through them reached the other two suspects.

All the suspects have criminal records of thefts, assault and drug consumption, said Bayat, adding that the suspects had confessed to the crimes during interrogation.

According to the police, the gang was led by the stateless citizen, who called himself ‘Rashid of Death’. The age of the suspects range from 18 to 26.

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