Man on trial for offering bribe to RTA inspector in Dubai

Man on trial for offering bribe to RTA inspector in Dubai

The Indian man offered a bribe of Dh100 to the inspector, in return for not issuing him a ticket for illegal carpooling.



By Marie Nammour - Senior Reporter

Published: Mon 15 Jun 2015, 2:00 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:49 PM

Dubai - A 28-year-old vendor has been charged in the Court of First Instance for offering a bribe of Dh100 to a Roads and Transport Authority inspector, in return for not issuing him a ticket for illegal carpooling. 

The RTA inspector, 25, with a Comoros Islands passport, said in the public prosecution investigation that he stopped the accused on March 16 after spotting him picking up and dropping a passenger in Oud Al Muttaina. “I told him to pull over and told him that he committed a violation for giving rides to people without a license”.

The inspector added that the Indian man offered him Dh100 in return for not issuing him a ticket, trying to convince the officer that he was okay with his offer.  

The inspector took the defendant’s phone number and told him he would later phone him to pick up the amount and return his driving license and car’s license.

He informed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and was instructed to arrange a meeting with the man to catch him, red-handed, offering the bribe.

The defendant was arrested in the inspector’s car on March 17 in a parking lot in Al Qusais after allegedly offering the bribe.

A police lieutenant added that the inspector had told him that the defendant offered him a bribe for not issuing him a ticket worth Dh4,010 for giving illegal rides to people.

After questioning by the the lieutenant, the accused admitted to the charge.

The court has adjourned the hearing to July 7.

mary@khaleejtimes.com


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