Cop impersonator sentence upheld, Dubai court rules

A man who impersonated a police officer and went on to attack and rob two men has had his conviction upheld.

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DUBAI // An electrician has had his sentence upheld for impersonating a policeman, kidnapping two men, assaulting and robbing them.

Indian A M M, 22, was aided by two unidentified men on January 25 this year, when they approached Bangladeshis M S and M A, both 24, as they were cycling to their residence about 9pm.

“They told us they were from the criminal investigations department at the Dubai police,” said M S. He added that seconds later, more men arrived and they dragged the two to a sandy area away from the main road then assaulted them both.

He said that the men stole his friend’s mobile and Dh500 in cash that he was carrying as well as Dh10 that was with his friend.

“A car then pulled over and two Arab men asked the attackers what they were doing, they answered that they were officers but when they were asked for their IDs they started running away, the two men chased them and caught A M M,” M S said.

A M M was charged with kidnap, assault, theft and impersonating an officer, which he denied. He was convicted and his one-year sentence and deportation were upheld.

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