Indian-origin man gets jail in Singapore

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 13:39

Singapore: A former Indian-origin safety supervisor in a Singapore firm was fined SGD 650 and sentenced to a month in jail by a court on charges of accepting bribes.
Sinnathuray P Shumanagam, who worked as a safety supervisor for Bovis Lend Lease Pharmaceutical, a leading firm in making pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science facilities, pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe of SGD 250 in 2007 from a safety supervisor of a sub-contractor in exchange for permission to hoist a 40-foot container from a lorry without proper lifting supervisor and rigging crew, The Straits Times reported.
Shumanganam, 50, also pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe of SGD 300 from the safety coordinator of another sub-contractor in exchange for permission to let the firm`s workers carry out welding work without going through a safety induction course.

IANS



First Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 13:39

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