entire savings was cruelly deprived of
by persons with access to authorities
who wanted to extort money from others.
A local who was the opposite in Jabir's
civil suit, was an associate of
President H.H.Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed
Al Nahyan - The then Crown Prince of Abu
I am an Indian national. After
my study in Electro-Mechanical from Victoria
College of Eng. Bombay, I worked in projects of international repute and in concerns of great tradition and international acceptance like Voltas and Lufthansa. In the year
1979 (June 1, 1979) I migrated to United Arab Emirates for better prospects in
my profession. It was at the early stage of development in UAE, that I commenced my activities. I was associated with Hamorabi Electrical Contractors, Abu Dhabi.
After a long struggle over a period of years,
I was able to establish a group of concerns
by myself Ramla Electro-Mechanical Establishment,
Premier General Contracting Est. and Summer
pool Trading Est. All these were approved by
Municipal Corporation of Abu Dhabi. With dedicated
hard work for over 18 years and spending the
prime of my life, I helped to build the economy
of that country and earned foreign exchange
for my own country as well.
On behalf of my principal, Premier General Contracting
Est., I entered into a contract with Mr. Hassan
Saeed, a local belonging to Abu Dhabi, leasing a
multi-storey apartment building comprising 24 flats with condition to renew semi-annually against the total consideration of 504,000/- Dirhams (1.08million/USD$ 3,00,000/- Annually).
trouble started when Mr. Hassan wanted to wriggle
out of the contract and was not willing to perform
his obligations under the terms and conditions
of the contract. In the meantime I came to know
that inspite of the agreement to convey the
flats to me, Hassan Saeed had sold some of these
flats to others against the terms and conditions
of the contract and contrary to law.
In view of the fact that he did not comply with
the condition of the contract, I was advised
to institute a civil suit against Mr. Hassan
Saeed. The Hon' ble Judge injuncted the payment
of the cheque and Mr. Hassan Saeed was unable
to realise the advance payment of the contract.
I sought and got permission from the Court for
remitting the sum covered by the cheque in court.
On coming to know of this, Mr. Hassan Saeed
threatened me of serious consequences if I failed
to withdraw the civil suit and also get the
order injuncting the encashment of the cheque
vacated. On my refusal, Mr. Hassan Saeed in
collusion with the local police, assaulted and
grossly abused me beyond all imagination which
no civilised society in modern world would approve
26th October 1995, around noon Hassan Saeed
alongwith one of his accomplice came to my office.
The day was a Thursday. Generally all the offices
remain closed in the afternoon of Thursdays.
Hassan Saeed and his accomplice (whom I later came to know was a police official in civil dress) who held a heavy iron rod of one meter length in one hand and on the other, a chained handcuff, threatened me again with dire consequences unless I withdraw the civil suit. I could not yield to such illegal and unjust demand which amounted to extortion.
There upon, I was subjected
to the most inhuman treatment with painful physical
injuries and otherwise. The police official
in civil dress beat me harshly with a chained
handcuff. A few of my finger nails were seriously
injured. And the chain was rounded on my neck
and pulled around. The telephone connection
was snapped. Mr. Hassan also enquired as to
the original documents of the contract which
I refused to disclose. On this, the entire office
was ransacked, drawers opened, files thrown,
some of the cash lying in the office locker
was also taken away by them.
In the meantime, my younger brother arrived
at the office with lunch. As he arrived I asked
him to close the door and call the police. The
policeman in civil dress managed to move out
of the office. However, Mr. Hassan Saeed was
unable to leave.
I noticed that the policeman in civil dress
was shouting and striking on the door with an
iron rod and a crowd had gathered around the
office. In the meantime local police arrived
at the spot. The police immediately hit me and
my brother on our heads. They then handcuffed
us behind our backs and pushed us around, kicked
us and took us in the police car. This was all
happening in front of the crowd. They took the
car through some remote areas and continued
their heavy blows on my head and abused us.
While, the other two person, Hassan Saeed and
his accomplice followed us in their vehicle.
The policemen said to me that, you will be lifeless
in an hour and we are going to bury you alive
in the desert -You Indian bitch!
There were four persons present when they tortured
me and my brother in the police station. Mr.
Hassan Saeed, Mr. Abdul Khader (policeman in
civil dress) and two other staff of the police
department (they were also in civil dress).
They clearly told me that they want to withdraw
the civil suit and pay the entire balance of
the contracted amount. Otherwise, they threatened
that they would frame criminal charges and that
I would be in big trouble.
They shouted "We
know how to teach Indians" and asked me
to sign some documents. When I refused, they
started again to torture me. There, I was forced
to lay down on the floor by them. My face was
close to the floor and my hands still cuffed
behind my back. They took out their arabic turban
and rolled it on my entire head and started
hitting and kicking on my head with their legs.
And then they tried to pullout my injured finger
nails with a nail cutter. With their cruel treatment
my finger nail were entirely torn apart.
I fell down partly unconscious. Then they started
torturing my younger brother in front of me.
After some time I became completely unconscious,
and I was taken to hospital- emergency. Many
X-rays (So far I have collected 6 Nos. from
the police file) were also taken when I was
When those atrocities were being commited in
the station, people who had gathered outside
were struggling to get a clue about the place
to which we were taken by the police. Around
3 P.M my sponsor, Mr. Eassa Jaffer, a person
belonging to Abu Dhabi met the duty officer,
who is of Captain's rank. He was then told a
concocted story. That the accused, who was his
business partner had hit three of his police
staff and a local person, and that one police
official and the local man was in a serious
condition and admitted in the hospital and that,
they were not able to give permission to him
to see the accused and his brother. After hearing
such a story from a highly placed official the
sponsor did not pursue the matter in view of
the authoritarian methods prevalent in that