A 53 year old man will be charged in court on Friday (14 Jan) for allegedly punching two NEA officers at Redhill Hawker Center last year on 23 Oct at about 8pm.
He was caught by the two NEA officers who were doing their routine checks for dining in at the hawker center even though he is unvaccinated
When questioned by the two officers, the man got agitated and punched them.
Police came down to the scene after they were alerted to the fight and subsequently arrested the man.
Under the current pandemic measures, dining in is only restricted to those with a ‘clear’ status as that means that they are fully vaccinated.
Those without a ‘clear’ status are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and they are not allowed to dine in at hawker centers or any establishments offering food.
The man faces a maximum of seven years in jail and a fine or caning for voluntarily causing hurt which deters a public servant from performing his duties if he is convicted.
He could also face a jail term of up to six months or a fine of up to $5,000 for entering and dining at a food center without a ‘clear’ status.
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