Senior UAE official arrested over driver attack

Video on social media appeared to show Emirati man physically assaulting Indian motorist
By Staff writer
Tue 16 Jul 2013 04:01 PM

A senior UAE official has been arrested after a video emerged on social media that appeared to show an Emirati man physically assaulting an Indian motorist.

Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, acting chief of Dubai Police, was quoted as saying by Gulf News that the incident had taken place on Saturday and that the director of a government department had been referred to the emirate's public prosecutor.

The clip, taken by a passer-by and later posted on YouTube, showed a middle-aged Emirati man repeatedly beating the Indian national for about 90 seconds following a minor traffic incident.

The video has so far attracted about 15,000 views on YouTube. Major General Khamis also warned that filming people without their knowledge is also a crime in the UAE.

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