Youth arrested for using Dubai Police logo

A 30-year-old youth, who tried to show off his ‘Gulf power’ by driving a car with the ‘Dubai Police’ logo, has landed in the police net in Kerala’s northern district of Kasargod.

By T K Devasia

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Published: Thu 23 Aug 2012, 12:21 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 9:53 AM

Abdul Jabir, who came from Dubai to celebrate Eid with his family, was rounded up by the Kasargod police along with four of his friends for violating the Motor Vehicles Act and various other offences under the Indian Penal Code or IPC.

Kasargod police station sub-inspector, Narayanan, told the Khaleej Times that the five were arrested after they received alerts from people saying that the youth was driving his Honda City car rashly through the crowded town on Sunday causing risk to other vehicles and pedestrians on Sunday. The logo contained the Arabic word ‘Shurta Dubai’.

This, the police official said, was a serious offence as none can alter a vehicle under the MV Act. Abdul had also tried to misguide the people by sounding the siren.Narayanan said that the youth had told the police that had did this to impress the people.

The youth has been charged under Section 52 (altering the vehicles) and section 181 (driving without a valid licence) of the MV Act and Section 279 (rash driving), 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting) and 153 (making provocation) of the Indian Penal Code.

The police official said that they had received some threatening calls from abroad following the arrest of Abdul and his friends. A caller, who claimed to call from London, abused the police. The youth and his friends were later let off on bail. Abdul, a native of Alampadi in Kasargod town, has been working in Gulf for the last seven years. With the cases now hanging over his head, it will be difficult for the youth to return to his work place.

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