A 22-year-old Indian who filmed a senior Emirati official assaulting another Indian has been arrested by police for uploading the video on YouTube, reported 7Days newspaper.

The video shows the official repeatedly punching a van driver with his agal (an accessory worn by Arab men).

Eyewitnesses said the driver had accidentally hit his the official’s Lexus SUV.

The man who took the clip said, “I just felt like something was about to happen so I switched on my camera.I wasn’t sure if I should share it. But then no one will ever know it happened (unless filmed).”

On Tuesday, the man was arrested when viewers urged the police to take action. No charges were framed against him.

The official faces a charge of minor assault which could earn him a jail term of one year and a maximum fine of Dhs10,000, if found guilty. — PTI