Jail for corrupt cop
A police officer who accepted a Dhs3,000 bribe in return for freeing a man he was transporting has been sentenced to three years in jail. Dubai Court of First Instance was told that the Sharjah cop was tasked with driving the Indian national, 52, to a police station in Dubai. The suspect was found to be in the country without a passport or ID documents. Prosecutors said he pleaded with the officer to drop him off at a petrol station and let him go. He said his son would be waiting with the cash and the officer agreed. Both the cop and his prisoner were later arrested after the latter went back to police and owned up to bribery. Prosecutors said the incident unfolded on August 30 last year. The cop has since been suspended from the force. The Indian suspect was jailed for six months for criminal abetting. The son remains on the run.