(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Court of Misdemeanours on Sunday closed a case against an Emirati man charged with insulting the Dubai Police Chief on a social networking site, after the latter dropped the case.
It was known that Lieutenant-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander-In-Chief of the Dubai Police, filed a waiver and ceded his personal rights of pursuing the case.
The Public Prosecution accused the 42-year-old jobless defendant, of insulting the police chief in his professional capacity.
A police senior lieutenant said in his statement to the prosecution that he was assigned personally by the chief to lodge a complaint at the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation against the defendant who had insulted him for the second time on Twitter.
The lieutenant was told by the chief that the accused insulted him for being the Commander-In Chief of the Dubai Police and not for his personal capacity.
But the defendant denied the charge before the court panel claiming his Twitter posts were aimed at some of the chief's entourage, who, according to him, were not passing his messages through to him as they should.
The defendant said that he was ready to apologise if his posts were taken for an insult.
According to prosecution records, the defendant insulted the Dubai Police Chief on his Twitter account because he did not solve a problem. He alleged the chief was aware of the problem for almost four years.