Three Pakistanis have been charged by the police in the UAE with attacking and kidnapping two Indians before stealing their car and valuables in Dubai in 2013, according to a media report.
The three Pakistani accused attacked two Indian workers at a parking lot, drove them away in their car and stole their cash and valuables, police said.
Identified only with their initials as 27-year-old AJ, 31- year-old KM and 26-year-old AS, the accused allegedly attacked the victims, carjacked their vehicle and stole from them a chequebook, a camera, a gold chain and 1,600 Dirhams (nearly Rs 30,000) in July 2013, Gulf News reported.
Prosecutors charged the trio with kidnapping, carjacking, assault and theft under threat and use of physical violence.
The accused also threatened to kill the victims if they called the police, it said.
KM and AS pleaded not guilty when they showed up before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Thursday while Jail wardens did not bring AJ to present him in courtroom, the report said.
“My friend JJ went to get a parking ticket... suddenly one of the suspects opened my door and beat me on my head. He ordered me to step out of the car and then pushed me into the backseat. In the meantime, JJ had arrived when another suspect also pushed him into the seat beside me,” one of the victims AR said.
“One of them (AJ) drove my car away for around one km. The other suspect (KM) followed us on a motorcycle without any number-plate. They stopped in a residential area and kicked us out of the vehicle and drove away after taking our money and some valuables,” he testified to prosecutors.