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Drug trafficker who made allegations against former lawyers loses appeal, judgment reserved in co-accused’s appeal against death sentence

45-year-old Ranjit Singh Gill Menjeet Singh will have to spend his remaining life behind bars and be caned 15 strokes for trafficking in 35.21g of diamorphine, as the Court of Appeal threw out his appeal based on, among other things, allegations that his lawyers at trial had failed to present his case according to instructions. The fate of his co-accused …

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Apex court upholds acquittal of man accused of raping lover’s daughter

The Court of Appeal on Thursday (8th August) morning upheld the decision of the High Court to acquit a 58-year-old man of five charges relating to sexual offences allegedly committed by him against his live-in lover’s daughter, finding that the Prosecution had not proven all charges beyond a reasonable doubt. The decision of the apex court ended a 5-year long …

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Death-row convict’s appeal reopened for new evidence to be received

More than two years after his death sentence was affirmed by the apex court of the land, 45-year-old Norasharee bin Gous was back in court – before the same three-men panel which dismissed his appeal – on Monday (5th August) morning, seeking to reopen his concluded appeal and to receive fresh evidence. The application was initially based on the ground …

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Man’s jail term for illegal money transfers reduced as charges “wrong in law”: Apex court rules in criminal reference

A person who laundered the proceeds not of his own crime but of others’ (hereafter known as a “secondary offender”), cannot be charged as a primary offender for “dealing with property representing his benefits from criminal conduct”, an offence under section 47(1) of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap 65A, 2000 Rev Ed) …

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