(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A Pakistani woman manager who allegedly witnessed a man assaulting a housewife, was threatened by him to back off from testifying in the Court and Public Prosecution, a court heard on Wednesday.
The person who made the threats is a 30-year-old Indian Public Relations Officer (PRO). He was charged with threat in the Court of First Instance.
According to prosecution records, the defendant sent two text messages and made phone calls to the manager in October last year claiming to be a CID officer (Criminal Investigation Department) and warned her against going to the court.
He allegedly asked her to ignore the calls of the Public Prosecution to testify in a case against him. The defendant is also believed to have warned the witness that he knew her workplace and that of her husband and that he could be dangerous. He claimed that the complainant would withdraw the case and that the witness had to listen to what he said.
The 'witness', 28, told the prosecutor that she was in her car in the parking lot of a restaurant in Sharjah in March 2010 when she saw two men dragging a woman out of her car and assaulting her.
The Pakistani woman flashed her car lights at them but they did not see her. She then stepped out and walked towards them.
The two men ran away when they saw her coming. After making sure that the housewife and her children were fine, the manager called the housewife's husband and left the scene after he reached there. The following day she was summoned for testimony in the police station and two weeks later she did the same at the Sharjah Public Prosecution.
In April the same year, she allegedly received a phone call from an Indian man who said he knew everything about her. The caller threatened her not to go to the Courts and Public Prosecution for testimony or he would kill her. He then sent her text messages with the same threatening content.
The Emirati housewife, 29, told the prosecutor that on that day, she was assaulted and robbed by the defendant and his friend. She claimed that the manager was the only witness and that she testified in the case and identified the suspects before the Sharjah prosecution.
But the manager, the housewife said, called her later to say that she would not go again to the prosecution and court because she was scared. She told her that she was threatened of being killed if she testified.