Dubai: For not paying the taxi fare a supervisor has been accused of cursing two policemen and beating them with handcuffs when they were arresting him, the court has heard. A Bangladeshi Taxi driver was revealed that to have called the police and reported he had a brawl with Jordanian supervisor who had refused to pay for his taxi ride.
When the supervisor reached AI Jaddaf area, the driver also notified police that the Jordanian drank beer in his taxi and refused to pay his DH38 tariff. The 41-year-old Jordanian was seen in the passenger seat refusing to leave taxi and a police patrol was forward to the location.
However, the supervisor crushed them and assaulted them when the policemen tried to get him out of the taxi. Then the 41-year-old supervisor was taken into immediate custody. Prosecutors accused the Jordanian suspect of cruising two policemen and assaulting them.
Later, before the Dubai Court of First Instance, the suspect pleaded not guilty and refuted the charges when he showed up.
Presiding Judge Mohammad Jamal asked the suspect if nothing happened between him and the policeman, the Jordanian responded that “ I did not assault the policeman. I was inside the car. I was not aware of anything around me because I was drunk.”
While narrating the incident the driver said to prosecutors that when the suspect refused to pay the tariff, he called the police. “ He drank beer in the vehicle. I called up the police and they asked me to put him through.. When I handed him my phone and told him to speak to the policemen, he threw it and wrecked the screen. The driver waiting for the police to response and the police to arrive, then suspect damaged the front window. When the policemen tried to get him out of the car, he crushed them and assault them”
In addition, the assaulted policeman claimed to prosecutors “ When we arrived, he was smoking and sitting in the front seat. He refused to step out. When we tried to take him out, he cursed us. He also hit us with the handcuffs when we tried to restrain him”
The Court Dubai Misdemeanours fined the suspect Dh3,000 for drinking alcohol.