DUBAI 13 November 2017: An Indian driving licence applicant is being prosecuted for insulting Road and Transport Authority by email.
The Dubai Criminal Court heard that, KC, 25, employee, sent a letter from an email that carried his name to a public RTA email address ask@RTA.ae insulting the authority.
In his email, KC asked RTA to stop stealing the money of the poor, who came to the country from another country to work hard.
He said in his letter he said: “I am a victimized driver licence applicant. If you want money, come and stand in front of us and beg for money. But it is not right to make a person fail the driver licence test and each time you steal his money. This authority is trivial and steals money from people especially those who are poor and are hard working. I say today that RTA is manipulating the feelings of the poor and therefore, the authority would one day face bad luck (curve).”
RTA’s legal investigator AH, 32, Emirati, said that the letter was sent on July 26, and was in English language.
“It contained insulting phrases against RTA. A legal translator translated the email into Arabic language. After reaching to the residence place of the sender, we lodged a complaint with the police,” testified RTA representative
LC admitted before prosecutors to sending the email from his i-Phone to RTA’s public email.
The court will reconvene on December 5.