UAE: 3 jailed for posing as cops, running over victim with car
The court also imposed a fine of Dh200,000 each followed by deportation to their home country.
The Dubai Criminal Court has sentenced three gang members to 10 years in prison and also imposed a fine of Dh200,000 each followed by deportation to their home country on charges of impersonating as security officials, theft, the kidnapping of two persons, and running over one of them in the desert.
One of the victims had reported that four people, including three of Asian origin and an African, had identified themselves as officials from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Dubai Police. They had accosted the victim while he was leaving his house and heading to a bank accompanied by his colleague to deposit Dh200,000 in his bank account.
The convicts showed the victims wireless communication devices and handcuffs similar to the ones used by Dubai Police.
They threatened to take the duo to the nearest police station. The victims believed the convicts and handed over the cash, their identity cards, cellphones, as they were framed on a trumped-up charge of a drug case.
They were bundled into a car and taken to the desert, where one of the victims was run over. While the other victim was released.
Initially, the police managed to nab two convicts, who owned up to their face in the face of sustained interrogation, and later they helped to arrest the other two guilty persons.
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