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Man Investigated For Providing False Information To Public Servant

The Police are investigating a 61-year-old man for allegedly providing false information to a public servant.

On 10 July 2021 at about 12.40pm, the Police were alerted to a case where the man claimed that an unknown person had allegedly snatched his son away from him along Punggol Walk, and left in a car.

Through investigations, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division detected several inconsistencies in the man’s and the witnesses’ accounts. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man’s son and the person who was alleged to have taken away the man’s son are known to each other. The man’s son was believed to have willingly entered the car. The man had purportedly provided false information to the Police.

Police investigations against the man are ongoing. The offence of giving any information which a person knows to be false to a public servant carries an imprisonment term which may extend to two years, a fine, or both.

The Police would like to remind members of the public that police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating into false reports or false information. Those who lodge false police reports or provide false information will face serious consequences under the law.

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
11 July 2021 @ 12:25 PM
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