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PUNJABI ORIGIN MAN PRANK CALLS S'PORE POLICE FOR 18 YEARS, GETS 3 YEAR IMPRISONMENT

By Gurpreet Kaur . 7th September 2018 03:58pm
PUNJABI ORIGIN MAN PRANK CALLS S'PORE POLICE FOR 18 YEARS, GETS 3 YEAR IMPRISONMENT

A Singapore based Punjabi origin man, Gurcharan Singh, has been put behind the bars for three years for prank calling the Singapore police for 18 years. He was not put behind the bars for this offence previously too. Gurcharan Singh is a 61 year old man who usually dialled 999 emergency calls after getting drunk. The most recent incident happened in June when Singh made two calls on the first day and fifteen calls on the second day. Singh called the police officials using a public phone at an apartment block in Chai Chee housing estate. He made this call on 10th June. During one of the calls he called the police officials stupid and also told that he has put dynamite to the immigration house. He said, "You are stupid. I put dynamite to the immigration house." Deputy Public Prosecutor Daphne Lim already knew that it is a false news. According to one oft he channels, the police track Singh's phone call and arrested him the same day. The police also found three empty beer cans from his possession. Later that month, Singh again made 15 calls to the police despite being arrested for the offence. Singh has been committing this crime since 2000. He was arrested in 2016 for 2 years. Gurcharan Singh had committed the crime again after being out on bail. And because of this, Lim had asked for a punishment of three years and nine months. According to the rule, if a person commits the same crime when he is out on bail he will be entitled to a prolonged jail term. Lim said, "His underlying problem is alcohol use disorder." District Judge Eddy Tham said that Singh's main problem was drinking and after getting drunk he would invite all kinds of trouble for himself. Singh was not represented by any lawyer, apologised and requested for a leser sentence. But the judge told Singh that his over-drinking problem was a result of the behaviour and the offences he committed while in the state of intoxicity were extremely serious because the affected the most important of al the public services. The culprit has been sentenced to a three year jail term and an addition of 66 days jail term for breaching his remission order.