Hi, this is your daily reminder to stay at home because it’s a Circuit Breaker rule.
Are we good? Alright, see you next article.
But seriously, unless you’re living under a rock, you darn well know that it’s not allowed to visit another home during Circuit Breaker.
With the exception of sending me free GrabFood, I won’t complain about that.
Still, it seems that there are a select few who just aren’t aware.
A Gathering of 10…in a House
10 Indian nationals were charged on today for gathering at a residential unit despite not living in the same house.
All of them were between age 20 to 33.
You aren’t even supposed to meet one, let alone 9 other people. Any potential virus must’ve been like:
Avinash Kaur, 27, Navdeep Singh, 20 and Sajandeep Singh, 21 were all charged individually for letting seven others their residence at 34A Kim Keat Road.
While Avinash had only one charge, the other two had three charges for each person they let in.
However, the trio did claim that there were no malicious practices, and it was just to have a casual social gathering.
It’s still illegal, guys.
Did Not Know It Was Illegal
Among the seven invited, three of them were students as well.
One of them, Bhullar Jasteena, 23, was quite apologetic about her actions. She simply wanted to go to her friend’s house to prepare an assignment.
At the very least, she was apologetic. Unlike certain other people.
Unfortunately, Bhullar faces one count of meeting Avinash at the same unit at 11.30 am on 5 May and is fixed for a pre-trial conference on 5 June.
Avinash seems to also be going along with this, not contesting the charge or getting a lawyer.
The other students, Mohammed Imran Pasha, 26, and, Vijay Kumar, 20, also stated that they were not aware of the rules, even more so for Pasha since he only arrived in Singapore two months ago.
That kind of blows, getting slapped with a charge only two months after coming.
However, he apologised for being “ignorant” and also does not have the means to engage a lawyer.
Karmjit Singh, 30, also admitted to his mistake and also not knowing about the rule.
The remaining three, Arpit Kumar, 20, Sharma Lukesh, 21, and Waseem Akram, 33 along with Sajandeep also admitted to the offence and won’t engage lawyers.
Only Navdeep wished to engage a Criminal Legal Aid Scheme lawyer but intended to plead guilty too.
Not sure how that’s going to help, still technically a crime.
But now for the scary part.
All of them could face a jail term of up to six months and/or a maximum $10,000 fine.
If that isn’t a yikes from me then I don’t know what is.
It’s still unknown how they got caught. And just so you know, that unit is a rented house.
Not sure why that’s relevant, but if you’re a landlord, you might want to remind your tenants about this law.
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