Man accused of abducting woman

DUBAI — A driver stood trial in the Court of First Instance on Wednesday on the charges of kidnapping a woman, damaging two cars, endangering the lives of two policemen and damaging a police patrol car.

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Published: Thu 27 May 2010, 11:45 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:47 PM

According to court records, 36-year-old Pakistani defendant and other absconding suspects allegedly dragged the Uzbek woman from outside her apartment in Al Baraha and forced her into their car. They then tried to evade a police patrol team but their car eventually hit the patrol vehicle, endangering the lives of the policemen.

The defendants’ car ploughed on to a pavement and flipped but continued to speed away with the patrols in hot pursuit. It slammed two private cars on the way. The 20-year-old woman visitor told the prosecutors that the defendant and other men kidnapped her from outside her apartment. She said saw the men talking to her roommate around 10pm in the apartment and beating her. They then dragged her roommate out. She followed them, pleading them not to hurt her friend. Then, they left her roommate and grabbed her and forced her into their car.

An Emirati sergeant told the prosecutors that he was in the patrol car that chased the defendant and his accomplices. He said they chased them for more than half an hour before their car hit his patrol vehicle.

The defendant’s car flipped after it ploughed on to a pavement. It also crashed into two private cars.

A Bangladeshi cleaning worker said during investigation that he saw the driver and others kidnap the Uzbek woman under threats and beating. He claimed that they slapped the woman’s roommate.

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