7 men arrested for involvement in business rivalry dispute

7 men arrested for involvement in business rivalry dispute
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SINGAPORE - Seven men, aged between 23 and 46, have been arrested by the police for their alleged involvement in a dispute case that involved the use of weapons.

At about 10.11pm on Aug 26 this year, the police were notified of a person injured near to the junction of Arab Street and Rochor Canal Road.

It was established at the scene of crime that a 52-year-old Singaporean man had been conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital with facial injuries.

He was believed to have been assaulted by two men.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) conducted extensive ground enquiries and investigative to establish the suspects' identities.

In an operation mounted on Sep 21, the officers arrested seven suspects who were believed to be involved in the case.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the incident had occurred arising from a business rivalry dispute.

Any person convicted for the offence of Voluntarily Causing Grievous Hurt with Dangerous Weapons may be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment for a term which may extent to 15 years, and shall also be liable to fine or to caning.

Any person convicted for the offence of criminal Intimidation may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with fine, or with both.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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