Cop charged with 40 counts of forgery in 8 coroner’s inquiries, Latest Singapore News
A policeman whose alleged acts of forgery led to eight reopened coroner’s inquiries was hauled to a district court docket on Tuesday (June 21) to face a number of fees.
Kenny Cheong Chyuan Lih, 38, is now accused of 40 counts of forgery.
The station inspector, who has been suspended since Dec 27, 2018, allegedly cast statements from individuals linked to the eight instances.
They included eyewitnesses and relations of the lifeless.
All the affected inquiries concerned deadly crashes. They had been dealt with by the then State Coroner Marvin Bay, and he needed to look into the instances once more.
The unique inquiries had taken place between 2016 and 2018.
Cheong’s alleged offences got here to mild following investigations by the police’s Internal Affairs Office.
Seven instances have been accomplished within the rehearings final yr.
Six have been heard on Oct 18 and Coroner Bay was happy that there had been no miscarriage of justice for them.
The seventh case was heard on Oct 19 and the court docket heard that Cheong’s alleged acts of forgery had no affect on its findings.
The eighth reopened inquiry was concluded on April 1 this year.
For this case, Cheong is claimed to have cast the statements from two passengers who have been in a automobile – a 12-year-old boy and his sister.
Among different issues, Coroner Bay stated in his findings that the contents of the boy’s cast statements had no affect on the case.
This was as a result of the kid had “consistently asserted that he had not witnessed the collision”.
In an unrelated case, lawyer Willjude Vimalraj Raymond Suras, 31, was additionally charged on Tuesday with a number of counts of forgery.
A search on the Ministry of Law’s web site reveals that he’s a authorized counsel at a agency referred to as Advance Law.
The instances involving Cheong and Willjude have been adjourned to Aug 2.
For every depend of forgery, an offender will be jailed for as much as 4 years and fined.
Cop charged with 40 counts of forgery in 8 coroner’s inquiries, Latest Singapore News.
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