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Man offers Dh200,000 as bribe to 2 Dubai cops to release him – News

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He was detained for questioning at Al Rafaa police station following a criminal complaint

A 51-year-old businessman has been charged with bribery at the Dubai Court of First Instance.

Dubai public prosecution records show that the Indian businessman offered Dh200,000 to two police officers in June while he was detained for questioning at Al Rafaa police station following a criminal complaint. He offered Dh100,000 to each of the officers to talk them into releasing him.

Two other men, also Indians, aged 51 and 33, are accused of aiding and abetting the businessman as they brought and handed him Dh50,000 out of the total amount to give to the officers. 

All the three defendants are in detention.

A police sergeant said that the businessman was arrested on June 12 in connection with a forcible robbery report. “I was at the police station with a colleague in charge of staying guards of the accused and other people. The businessman asked to talk to me in private. I took him out of the detention cell. He then offered me Dh100,000 for my help in the complaint against him. He said that the help would be to release him and take him out of the case.”

The businessman offered to pay the sergeant’s colleague an equal amount (Dh100,000). “The defendant said that his friends would bring him the money. I made him believe I would take his offer and then informed the on-duty lieutenant.”

With a public prosecution warrant, the defendant’s accomplices were caught on tape handing him over Dh50,000 in cash. The businessman had promised to pay the remaining amount once released. 

The next hearing into the case will be held on November 22.  


Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit university of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…

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