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Man Arrested For A Case Of Voluntarily Causing Hurt To Deter A Public Servant From Discharge Of His Duty

The Police have arrested a 53-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty.

On 23 October 2021 at about 8.00 pm, the Police were alerted to a case of a fight at Redhill Food Centre. Investigations revealed that two National Environment Agency (NEA) officers were conducting checks at the food centre and found the man to be unvaccinated. When questioned, the man became agitated and purportedly punched the two NEA officers. Police assistance was sought, and the man was subsequently arrested.

The man will be charged in court on 14 January 2022 with two counts of voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty, under Section 332 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years, and a fine or caning. He will also be charged for the offence of entering a food centre without having a cleared status, under Regulation 9(1)(a) of the Infectious Diseases (Covid-19 Access Restrictions and Clearance) Regulations 2021, which carries a fine of up to $5,000, or imprisonment for a term of up to six months.

Members of the public are advised to take the prevailing safe management measures seriously. The Police take a stern view of abusive behaviour against public servants or public service workers who are carrying out their public duties, as well as of irresponsible behaviour relating to the flouting of safe distancing measures. Offenders will be dealt with in accordance with the law.


13 January 2022 @ 10:15 PM