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Indian National To Be Charged For Falsely Declaring His Travel History At The Supreme Court

        A 47-year-old male Indian National will be charged in court on 13 May 2020 for two charges of providing false information to a public servant under Section 182 of the Penal Code.

2.     On 1 April 2020, the Police were alerted that a man had made false declarations of his travel history at the Supreme Court (SC). As part of COVID-19 precautionary measures, SC requires all visitors to declare their travel history in the past 14 days. Investigations revealed that on 31 March and 1 April 2020, the man was present at SC to attend a court trial. On each of these occasions, the man declared that he had not been abroad in the past 14 days, and was therefore allowed to enter SC. In actual fact, he had arrived in Singapore from the United States of America on 20 March 2020. This meant that he had falsely declared his travel history, as the dates on which he visited SC was within the 14-day period.

3.     The offence of giving any information which a person knows to be false to a public servant is punishable with imprisonment for a term of up to two years, or a fine, or both. If the man is convicted in court for his offences, he will be deported after serving his sentence and barred from re-entering Singapore.

4.     The authorities would like to remind members of the public to take all health and travel declarations seriously, and to submit truthful and accurate information. Action will be taken against those found to have made false declarations.

12 MAY 2020