Jail for cor­rupt cop

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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.

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