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Singapore Jails Indian-Origin Man For Trying To Bribe Cops After Accident

Singapore: The accused Indian-origin man was concerned in an accident when he was drunk (Representational)


An Indian-origin Malaysian man on Wednesday was sentenced to 4 weeks in jail and fined 5,000 Singapore greenback (SGD) for attempting to bribe a Traffic Police officer for being concerned in an accident when he was drunk.

Krishna Rao Narisama Naidoo (34) was concerned in a bike accident close to Pioneer Road on November 21, 2021, stated the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in a information launch.

When officers Senior Staff Sergeant Muhammad Azhar and Sergeant Firhan Abdul Rashid arrived on the scene, Mr Naidoo admitted to Sgt Firhan that he had taken alcohol.

He slipped an SGD 50 observe to Sgt Firhan and requested him to “please help”, in line with a report by Channel News Asia.

The officers continued to interview him and he underwent a breath analyser check, which he failed. Sgt Firhan carried out a private search on Mr Naidoo and positioned him beneath arrest.

“In the course of the personal search, Krishna retrieved an SGD50 note from his bag and offered them money to Sgt Firhan, as an inducement to omit to investigate him for traffic offences,” stated CPIB, including that Sgt Firhan didn’t settle for the bribe.

The case was reported to CPIB.

Mr Naidoo, a Malaysian nationwide, was charged in court docket on February 16 for corruption. In addition, he was additionally convicted and sentenced for drunk driving and careless driving as a critical offender.

“Singapore adopts a strict zero-tolerance approach towards corruption,” stated CPIB.

Anyone convicted of a corruption offence could also be fined as much as SGD 100,000, jailed for as much as 5 years, or each.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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