Singapore: Two Bangladeshi workers arrested for leaving bags unattended at Aljunied MRT station

Singapore: Two Bangladeshi workers aged 25 and 27 were arrested on Friday (May 26, 2017) for public nuisance after leaving three bags unattended at Aljunied MRT Station.

Singapore Aljunied MRT
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The police were alerted to the unattended bags at the concourse of the station at 9.52am on Friday.

In an article published by TheNewPaper, the reporter from TNP interviewed an employee at the ZTP Ginseng Birdnest outlet at the station, who happened to witness the two Bangladeshi men standing outside his shop.

He said: “They had three big haversacks and they walked away and left their bags behind.

“Within 10 minutes, two station staff members and at least four policemen were investigating the bags. The Bangladeshi men returned and were brought into the station.”

The bags were later found to contain only food and household items.

Officers from the Bedok Police Division and Public Transport Security Command, along with SMRT staff, traced and detained the owners of the bags at about 10.15am.

On 26 May 2017 at 9.52 am, the Police were alerted to a case of unattended bags at the concourse of Aljunied MRT station.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the two men had intentionally left their bags at the concourse area while they went to the toilet. Police investigations are still ongoing.

The Police treat all security threats seriously and will not hesitate to take action against anyone who intentionally causes public alarm in Singapore

The Police would also like to remind the public not to leave personal belongings unattended and to report any suspicious items or behaviour to the MRT staff or the Police immediately.

Any person who commits any of the following offences shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 under Public Order and Nuisance Act.

Just last month, two men were arrested on a separate occasion for security scare that closed the station in Woodleigh MRT Station and Hougang MRT Station.


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