Nine students fined over illegal gathering during circuit breaker
Nine students from India were fined on Wednesday for unlawfully gathering in an apartment on May 5, while circuit breaker measures were still in effect.
All of them pleaded guilty to one count each of an offence under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.
Two men, Navdeep Singh, 20, and Sajandeep Singh, 21, were each fined $4,500. A 28-year-old woman, Avinash Kaur, was fined $3,500. The remaining six men were each fined $2,500.
They are: Arpit Kumar and Vijay Kumar, both 20; Sharma Lukesh, 21; Mohammed Imran Pasha, 26; Karmjit Singh, 30; and Waseem Akram, 33.
The case involving a second woman, Bhullar Jasteena, 23, is still pending. Details about the schools they attended were not stated in court documents.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Stephanie Koh said Navdeep Singh, Sajandeep Singh and Kaur lived in a three-bedroom rented apartment in Kim Keat Road.
The two male hosts invited the six men for a social gathering there on May 5. Kaur also invited Bhullar to the unit so they could study together.
According to court documents, Bhullar arrived at around 11.30am and remained in Kaur's room.
The court heard that the police were later alerted about an altercation at the unit. When the officers arrived around 1pm, they found the offenders there.
Court documents did not reveal details about the tiff.
In an unrelated case, a 53-year-old Singaporean man appeared in a district court yesterday after he allegedly committed a range of offences, including some linked to the coronavirus outbreak.
Zaini Nor Shah faces eight charges in all, including six under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.
Between April 15 and 17 this year, Zaini allegedly committed offences linked to the Covid-19 outbreak, including failing to wear a mask over his mouth and nose at North Bridge Road.