Indian faces trial in UAE on graft charges

Abu Dhabi, Sep 13 (IANS) An Indian man and his Pakistani driving instructor are facing a trial in Dubai in a corruption case, a media report said on Sunday.

The 24-year-old Indian, who was seeking a driving license, was presented in the Dubai Criminal Court on Saturday for bribing the Pakistani driving school instructor, Emirates 24/7 news reported.

The Indian bribed the Pakistani instructor 500 Dirhams ($136) to manipulate the number of lessons he took and clear him in five driving tests so that he could get a driving licence earlier.

The 40-year-old instructor was also charged for accepting a bribe.

An Emirati armed forces recruit saw the money passing between them and informed the police. They were arrested and the driving instructor later confessed the crime.

The incident took place in Nad Al Sheba locality earlier this month, the report said.

The Dubai court adjourned the case till September 30 for the next hearing.

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