THE Dubai Criminal Court on Wednesday reviewed the case involving 6 Asians employed with vehicle driving coaching centres.
The men were charged with demanding bribes and forging application forms issued by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) required for procuring a driving licence.
According to the Public Prosecution, the total amount of the bribes demanded by the suspects was Dhs56,000.
The Public Prosecution confirmed that the suspects were selling the forged application forms to people who did not wish to submit their original passports to the RTA, which was mandatory for receiving an application form from the RTA and opening one’s file for a driving licence.
The suspects also demanded the bribes for advancing the dates of the driving classes in contravention of the system followed by the driving coaching centre and also for sending applicants to a specific eye-testing examiner.
Besides, the suspects also forged no-objection certificates from the applicants’ sponsors — Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority — necessary when applying for driving licences.