Home News Yishun: Man found guilty of trying to use a stun gun on...

Yishun: Man found guilty of trying to use a stun gun on police officer

- Advertisement -

Obbana Rajah

Earlier today, 24 year old Sivakandesh was found guilty of attempting to cause hurt to a public servant.

On the 10th of January last year, Sivakandesh was arrested at at an open car park in front of Block 624, Yishun Ring Road, at about 12.05pm.

After the police were alerted by a tip-off, they found Sivakandesh behaving suspiciously in a parked car. They later came to learn that he was trying to steal a pair of sunglasses worth $150 and a green purse containing $87.30.

- Advertisement 1-

After lying to police officers that he owned the car, Sivakandesh showed them an expired passport belonging to someone else, and a name card of the rightful car owner.

When officers tried to arrest him, Sivakandesh resisted and attempted to use a stun gun on Lim Kok Hwee, a 42 year old police officer.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Jason Nim pushed for a sentence of five years of corrective training in addition to 209 days of imprisonment, emphasising the “striking need for deterrence”.

Netizens feel similarly, stating that the consequences on those trying to harm police officers should be harsher.

Under the Arms and Explosive Act, anyone found guilty of unlawful possession of arms without a licence can be fined up to $5,000, jailed up to five years or be sentenced to at least six strokes of the cane.

- Advertisement 2-

For voluntarily causing hurt to a public servant performing his duty, Sivakandesh could be given up to seven years’ jail, a fine, caning, or a combination of the three.

For committing theft, Sivakandesh could be jailed for up to three years, fined, or both.


obbana@theindependent.sg

Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Read More

‘3 years and look how people still miss you’ — fans remember Aloysius Pang on his death anniversary

Singapore — It's been three years since actor Aloysius Pang died in an accident during a military training exercise, but he has been far from forgotten. Mr Pang died after participating in a live-firing exercise at Waiouru Training Area in New...

Nagaenthran’s case: Appeal against death sentence adjourned, calls to spare his life continue

Singapore — An appeal from Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, a convicted Malaysian drug trafficker facing execution in Singapore, was adjourned on Monday (Jan 25). Ms Violet...

Shock & disappointment for loyal customer who finds cockroach in porridge, decides to support different outlet

Singapore — After finding a "fresh-looking" cockroach on his order of porridge from a Tampines outlet, a loyal customer decided to patronise a different...

Jamus Lim uses Sengkang hawker’s meepok tah to show how businesses need to be weaned off a ‘low-wage, imported-worker model’

Singapore — There’s no doubt that Workers’ Party Member of Parliament Jamus Lim is a food lover, and he’s also someone who proudly features...

Coney Island visitors, including 2 kids, get locked inside the park after gate closed at 7pm

Singapore — A video of a group of people trapped after hours inside Coney Island has gone viral online, with netizens highlighting the visible...

‘3 years and look how people still miss you’ — fans remember Aloysius Pang on his death anniversary

Singapore — It's been three years since actor Aloysius Pang died in an accident during a military training exercise,...

Nagaenthran’s case: Appeal against death sentence adjourned, calls to spare his life continue

Singapore — An appeal from Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, a convicted Malaysian drug trafficker facing execution in Singapore, was adjourned...

Shock & disappointment for loyal customer who finds cockroach in porridge, decides to support different outlet

Singapore — After finding a "fresh-looking" cockroach on his order of porridge from a Tampines outlet, a loyal customer...

Jamus Lim uses Sengkang hawker’s meepok tah to show how businesses need to be weaned off a ‘low-wage, imported-worker model’

Singapore — There’s no doubt that Workers’ Party Member of Parliament Jamus Lim is a food lover, and he’s...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg