A clerk lost his appeal and will be jailed for a year for resisting arrest and assaulting a policeman while he was being apprehended in a sting operation.
A manager reported to the Dubai Police that he had been conned and swindled by the 32-year-old clerk in August 2017.
Police commissioned the manager and had him cooperate with them to have the defendant arrested in a sting operation in Al Ghusais area.
Shortly after the man flashed for the undercover members of the sting operation, a number of policemen swung into action and rushed to arrest the 32-year-old.
The latter turned physically violent, resisted arrest and assaulted one of the policemen.
In December, the Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the defendant of assaulting a police officer and sentenced him to a year in jail.
The defendant appealed his primary judgement before the Appeal Court where he pleaded not guilty and contended that seven policemen pinned him down on the floor and handcuffed him.
He argued before the appellate court that he didn’t resist arrest or assault any policemen.
“I was walking beside a mall when seven policemen came from behind. They pinned me down to the pavement and handcuffed me. I could not resist or assault anybody,” he contended.
Presiding judge Saeed Salem Bin Sarm rejected the defendant’s appeal and upheld his one-year jail term.
The accused will be deported following the completion of his punishment.
The assaulted policeman said the culprit turned physically violent and tried to evade arrest.
“We had been contacted by a manager that he had been swindled by the defendant. During the sting operation, the manager gave us the flash sign that we had agreed on and we raided the spot to arrest the man. He resisted and caused me injuries,” the policeman testified.
The manager said he cooperated with the police to have the defendant arrested in a sting operation after he had been duped by him.
The appellate ruling remains subject to appeal before the Cassation Court.
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