A Surveyor who formerly worked for Intertek Testing Services Pte Ltd was sentenced to four months’ jail at the State Courts of Singapore on Tuesday (15 November) over his involvement in the Shell MGO bunker heist, according to several media reports.
Jasbir Singh s/o Paramjit Singh, who was working for Intertek as a surveyor from 2013 to 2015, was also ordered to pay a USD15,000 (SGD 20,514) penalty for his offences – equivalent to the bribes he received.
He pleaded guilty earlier on 4 November to a charge under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Between 2014 to 2015, Singh corruptly accepted gratification of a total of USD15,000 (SGD 20,514) over three incidents from Juandi bin Pungot to not accurately report the amount of cargo loaded onto vessels which Intertek was engaged to inspect.
On each incident, fellow Intertek colleague A Duraisamy had first obtained USD 15,000 from Juandi before splitting the sum equally with Singh and Noruliman Bin Bakti. As a result, each of the trio received USD 5,000 on each occasion.
By these actions, he helped Muzaffar Ali Khan Muhamad Akram, Juandi and their co-conspirators to conceal the misappropriation Shell gasoil worth USD 567,842.52.
Earlier coverage of developments by Manifold Times regarding the Shell MGO bunker heist can be found below:
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Published: 18 November, 2022
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