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Assault four jailed for five years.

A PEDESTRIAN was bundled into a car, assaulted and mugged after being approached by a man posing as a policeman.

Four of the assailants were yesterday jailed for five years each for robbery and assault.

Their 42-year-old victim, an Indian carpenter, was initially approached in Manama by a 26-year-old Pakistani, who was posing as an officer.

The carpenter was forced into a car and driven to Muharraq, where he was attacked by six assailants. They forced him to sign a statement admitting that he owed them BD400 before stealing his wallet containing BD106.

However, he reported the incident to police and identified some of them in a line-up.

Four of the attackers -- two Pakistanis, a Bangladeshi and an Indian -- were jailed for five years each by the High Criminal Court yesterday.

All were found guilty of assault, theft and abduction, while one of the Pakistanis was also convicted of impersonating a policeman.

The remaining two assailants have not been identified.

Defence lawyers say they will lodge appeals against their clients' convictions at the Supreme Criminal Appeals Court.

All the defendants will be deported after completing their sentences, including one who was also fined B100 for staying illegally in Bahrain.

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Publication:Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Feb 3, 2015
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