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Logistics assistant jailed for punching police officer

Published on Jan 30, 2013 1:06 PM

HE FELL asleep in the back seat of a taxi that was taking him from Havelock Road to Pasir Ris Street 11 at about 4am on Feb 27, 2011.

At the destination, the cabby was unable to wake Ravichandran Manikam so called police for assistance.

Sergeant Benjamin Koh Jie Ming, 23, and Corporal Muhammad Amin Ismail, 21, managed to do so. But after alighting from the taxi, Ravichandran, 33, fell down.

The two officers helped him up but he then dropped his mobile phone. Cpl Muhammad Amin picked it up and was searching for the contact numbers of Ravichandran's family members to call when the logistics assistant said: "Let me do something", and punched Sgt Koh in the face.

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