Singapore sentences Indian man for bribing airport staff


Singapore, Sep 23 (IANS): A Singapore court on Monday sentenced an Indian national to eight weeks in jail for bribing a Changi Airport check-in worker so that the latter would under-report the weight of travellers' bags on Tigerair flights.

Gopal Krishna Raju, who was a manager in a food-processing firm, ran a side business in which gold was transported from Singapore to Chennai before the valuables were sold in India, The Straits Times reported.

Raju had asked airport check-in worker Patel Hiteshkumar Chandubhai to under-report the weight of bags belonging to passengers who were transporting the gold on Gopal's behalf.

Patel was then rewarded for his help.

In sentencing Gopal, District Judge John Ng noted that the offence had taken place over 10 months and stressed that it is important to protect Changi Airport's reputation.

Gopal pleaded guilty last week to a corruption charge. He had committed the offence on at least 10 occasions between January and October 2016.

  

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Sep 24 2019

    Names sounds nationalist...., Thugs of Hindustan...!!! shame on him....!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Bribe is in India's DNA ...

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  • Shamsuddin, Dubai

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Lash him with the cane...govt should give him 100 lashes...he will then have nightmares to do anymore bribing in bribefree singapore...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Right decision I find. carrying corruption to other countries and leading them to do further.Why should he make others too corrupt?He can stay there for other six weeks.Hope he learnt his lesson.

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