Emi­rati biker broke cop’s hand, court told

Khaleej Times - - NATION - Amira Agarib amira@khalee­j­times.com

shar­jah — An Emi­rati teenager has been ac­cused of break­ing the hand of a po­lice of­fi­cer af­ter the cop warned him against driv­ing a noisy mo­tor­cy­cle.

The Shar­jah Crim­i­nal Court heard the case while con­fronting the teen with the charges. The boy pleaded not guilty dur­ing the court hear­ing presided over by Judge Mah­mood Abu Baker.

The in­jured po­lice of­fi­cer tes­ti­fied that it all started when the Shar­jah Po­lice traf­fic pa­trol team tour­ing the Al Shahba area heard loud noise from a mo­tor­cy­cle be­ing driven by a teen. Since it is a res­i­den­tial area where noise is for­bid­den and pun­ish­able, the cops chased the biker, the po­lice of­fi­cer said.

Af­ter the mo­tor­cy­cle stopped in front of a house, the cop asked the teenager to give him the keys of the bike. But the boy re­fused and spoke rudely to him, the po­lice­man said.

He added that he did not in­tend to con­fis­cate the bike, but only wanted to in­struct the boy and warn him that law for­bids

I did not in­tend to con­fis­cate the teenager’s bike, but only wanted to warn him that the law for­bids reck­less, noisy driv­ing.” Po­lice of­fi­cer, Shar­jah Po­lice

driv­ing reck­lessly and nosily in res­i­den­tial ar­eas.

But the de­fen­dant did not give him any chance. The po­lice­man stated that he asked the ac­cused to present his iden­tity card, but he flatly re­fused.

When the po­lice­man put his hand on the mo­tor­cy­cle, the teenager hit his hand and held him by his arm. He re­port­edly went to the hos­pi­tal later, only to find that his hand was bro­ken.

An­other po­lice of­fi­cer, who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent, said that he and his col­league were mon­i­tor­ing the area when they heard noise from a mo­tor­cy­cle.

We fol­lowed the biker, who parked his ve­hi­cle out­side his house, he said. “The de­fen­dant tried to stop my col­league from per­form­ing his duty and hit him.

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