Men admit theft from mosque site

At almost 1am on May 13 this year, the Pakistanis, aged 25 and 26, attacked the site’s 44-year-old Indian security guard.

DUBAI // Three men stole 60 electric cables from an under-construction mosque after assaulting the site’s security guard, Dubai Criminal Court heard.

At about 1am on May 13, the Pakistanis, aged 25 and 26, attacked the 44-year-old Indian at the building in Al Warqa.

“I woke up to a knife on my neck,” said the guard. Three men threatened to kill him, he said. They assaulted, gagged and blindfolded him, the court was told.

“I was then carried somewhere else, which later I found was the area behind our office,” said the victim.

When he was able to untie himself he called police. Officers discovered cables valued Dh6,000 had been stolen from the site.

One of the defendants was arrested at his home in Sharjah and charged with theft.

“During questioning, he confessed and told us about his accomplices,” said a 31-year-old policeman. He said the other two men were arrested soon after.

In court they all admitted stealing the cables.

The next hearing will be on September 28.

salamir@thenational.ae

Published: September 21, 2016 04:00 AM

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