In a recent court hearing, a 36-year-old man named Roy Ravi Jaganathan was sentenced to two weeks in jail after being found guilty of causing a public nuisance in a Hougang coffee shop in September.
According to ST, on the morning of September 5, Ravi arrived at the coffee shop located at Block 682 Hougang Avenue 8, dressed in a green T-shirt with a Singapore flag draped over his shoulders like a cape. He also wore bermuda shorts over his track pants and placed a blue towel on his head with a cap on top.
Witnesses reported that he began shouting loudly and making erratic proclamations, even going as far as to claim he was God.
State Prosecuting Officer Ting Nge Kong stated that Ravi moved from table to table, continuing to shout and occasionally lifting his T-shirt to expose his torso to the patrons.
Concerned members of the public promptly called the police, reporting that a man was walking around the coffee shop hurling vulgarities and racist remarks, ST added.
Law enforcement officers arrived at the scene after receiving multiple calls from the public and found Ravi still engaged in disruptive behavior. Despite police warnings to cease his actions, he continued to shout and harass others, leading to his subsequent arrest.
This was not the first time Ravi had faced such charges, as he had previously received a five-day jail sentence for a similar offense in July.
The 36-year-old troublemaker, who had previously received jail time for similar charges, has been making headlines for his disruptive behavior.
According to report, on July 18, he was seen at a coffee shop located at Block 681 Hougang Ave 8, where he shouted aggressively and even brandished an umbrella towards patrons.
According to charge sheets, on July 18, he was seen at a coffee shop located at Block 681 Hougang Ave 8, where he shouted aggressively and even brandished an umbrella towards patrons. Not content with that incident, he continued his disruptive antics on July 29 at a coffee shop situated at Block 682 Hougang Ave 4, where he once again targeted people with his verbal tirades.
Not content with that incident, he continued his disruptive antics on July 29 at a coffee shop situated at Block 682 Hougang Ave 4, where he once again targeted people with his verbal tirades.
However, it was on that same day that his actions escalated further. During his encounter with law enforcement, he used vulgar language towards a police officer and, shockingly, used his legs to push another officer while being apprehended.
Court records revealed that he had been remanded for a month and five days before his sentencing for the July offenses on September 4. Strangely, this meant that he would have been released from jail on the very same day he was sentenced and subsequently committed the current spate of offenses the following day.
In Singapore, individuals found guilty of public nuisance can be fined up to $2,000. For repeat offenders, like Ravi, the penalties can include imprisonment for up to three months, a fine of up to $2,000, or both.
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