Dubai: Dubai police officers surprised an Indian expat, Keshur Kara Chavada Karu Ghela, honoring him for his efforts to foil a criminal’s attempt to steal a person’s bag containing 2.7 million dirhams in Dubai.
Led by Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Criminal Investigations, the team included Major General Dr Adel Al Suwaidi, Director of Jebel Ali Police Station, Director of Dubai Police Board of Directors police stations; Dr. Major General Tariq Tahlak, Director of Naif Police Station; Brigadier Abdullah Khadim Sorour, Director of Bur Dubai Police Station, and a number of senior officers.
Maj. Gen. Al Mansouri hailed Keshur who helped arrest the thief by tackling and pinning him to the ground until the police patrol arrived. He praised the young man’s efforts and courage to intercept the thief.
Maj. Gen. Al Mansouri explained that honoring Keshur amid his colleagues and neighbors reflects Dubai Police’s keenness to reinforce the concept of community partnership and enhance the sense of responsibility among individuals.
According to Dr. Major General Tariq Tahlak, the incident happened when two Asian men were in Naif area carrying two bags containing 4,250,000 Dh in cash of different currencies. He said the main suspect and his accomplices intercepted the Asians and snatched one of the two bags containing 2.7 million dirhams.
“As the two Asian men were screaming for help, Keshur saw the thief running with the stolen bag towards him and bravely tackled him. He pinned him to the ground until police patrols arrived and made the arrest,” Maj. Gen. Tahlak said.
Keshur expressed his pride and joy at being honored by Dubai Police.