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About the case

A former taxi driver, Jit Singh, 60, was jailed for two weeks on Tuesday for tipping Mr Ng Eng Gee, 51, out of his wheelchair.

Singh, who pleaded guilty to one count of voluntarily causing hurt, was also ordered to pay Mr Ng $500 in compensation.

Mr Ng was having breakfast at Tan Ee Keu Kopi coffee shop at Upper Aljunied Road at around 6.30am on Dec 24, 2012, when he saw Singh's white Mercedes taxi illegally parked and obstructing its driveway.

He told the Land Transport Authority about the vehicle and an officer soon arrived to issue Singh a summons.

Singh later found out who had reported him and angrily chased Mr Ng, grabbed hold of his wheelchair and tipped him out.

He could have been jailed up to two years and fined up to $5,000.