Man nabbed for 'forcefully grabbing' NEA officer's arm

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A 57-year-old man has been arrested for "using criminal force" against a National Environment Agency (NEA) officer at Woodlands Centre Road.

On Aug 8, four enforcement officers from NEA were conducting checks in the area when they noticed a man smoking under a covered walkway where smoking is prohibited. 

When the man was approached by the enforcement officers, he refused to provide his particulars and forcefully grabbed the arm of one of the officers, said the police in a statement on Monday (Aug 14). 

Police were then alerted to the case, and the man was arrested. 

Police investigations against him are ongoing.

Anyone who uses criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty can be punished up to four years, or be fined, or both.