Truck driver tells court gang stole company diesel

Abu Dhabi Criminal Court heard from the defendant's company, who said such a theft would not be possible in such a short window of time.

ABU DHABI // A driver accused of stealing 3.5 tonnes of diesel from his company’s petrol tanker said he was attacked by a gang who took it from him, Abu Dhabi Criminal Court heard yesterday. S M, from India, told the court he was driving in Ras Al Khaimah when the theft happened. He said he reported the incident immediately. His company argued that to transfer one tonne of diesel takes one hour, so it was not possible to transfer 3.5 tonnes during a brief attack. A verdict will be announced at a later date.

Published: December 29, 2014 04:00 AM