Police arrest former Singaporean for insulting public servant
By Bhagman Singh, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 01 June 2008 0021 hrs
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a former Singaporean for the offence of "threatening, abusing or insulting a public servant".
In response to media queries, police confirmed that Gopalan Pallichadath Nair, who is now a US citizen, was arrested at Broadway Hotel along Serangoon Road on Saturday.
A warrant of arrest without bail was granted by the courts for the arrest.
Nair is alleged to have sent an email to the Attorney-General and the Solicitor-General which contained statements amounting to the offence of insulting a public servant.
The statements were directed against Justice Belinda Ang, a Supreme Court judge. The statements were also posted on Nair's blog.
Nair is presently in police custody. He will be charged in court on Monday. - CNA/de
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