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Three Men To Be Charged For Abuse Of Public Transport Workers

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by September 24, 2019 General

Three men, aged between 38 and 67, will be charged in court on 25 September 2019 for three separate cases of abuse of public transport workers.

The brief details of the cases are as follows:

a. On 14 September 2018, a 38-year-old man is believed to have assaulted and hurled vulgarities at a taxi driver during a dispute along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1. The man will be charged with voluntarily causing hurt under Section 323 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 and using abusive language against a public service worker under Section 6(3) of the Protection from Harassment Act, Chapter 256A.

b. On 14 April 2019, a 39-year-old man is believed to have verbally abused and assaulted a Grab driver during a dispute inside the vehicle, in the vicinity of Geylang. As a result, the victim suffered a nasal bone fracture. The man will be charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt under Section 325 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 and intentional harassment under Section 3(2) of the Protection from Harassment Act, Chapter 256A.

c. On 1 July 2019, a 67-year-old man is believed to have assaulted a bus captain on-board a bus along Still Road South. The man will be charged with voluntarily causing hurt under Section 323 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.

Anyone convicted of voluntarily causing hurt shall be punished with imprisonment term which may extend to two years, or with a fine which may extend to $5000, or with both. Anyone convicted of voluntarily causing grievous hurt shall be punished with imprisonment term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine or to caning. Anyone convicted for the offence of intentional harassment, shall be punished with a fine not exceeding $5,000, or with imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or with both. Anyone convicted for using abusive language against a public service worker shall be punished with an imprisonment term not exceeding 12 months, or with a fine not exceeding $5,000, or with both.

The Police have zero tolerance towards acts of violence against public transport workers who are carrying out their duties and will not hesitate to take action against those who blatantly disregard the law.

Source: Singapore Police Force

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