Woman charged for leaving hotel while on stay-home notice, visiting Toa Payoh, Tiong Bahru, Redhill

Woman charged for leaving hotel while on stay-home notice, visiting Toa Payoh, Tiong Bahru, Redhill

Google Street View of ibis novena hotel
Google Street View of ibis Singapore Novena hotel at 6 Irrawady Road. 

SINGAPORE: A woman was charged on Wednesday (Jun 10) for leaving the hotel where she was serving her stay-home notice and visiting several locations including Toa Payoh, Redhill and Tiong Bahru. 

Rameswari Devi Jairaj Singh allegedly left her hotel for more than a week while she was meant to be serving her stay-home notice, according to a news release from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

The 35-year-old Singaporean arrived in Singapore from Johor Bahru on Apr 30. 

She was served with a stay-home notice from Apr 30 to May 14, and was taken to the Ibis Singapore Novena hotel - a dedicated facility - after clearing immigration to serve out the 14 days.

However, Rameswari allegedly left the hotel on May 4 and only returned on May 12. 

During this period, she is accused of visiting several locations: Toa Payoh, Redhill, Block 63A Lengkok Bahru, Siglap and Tiong Bahru. 

A person under a stay-home notice must remain at their dedicated facility at all times until the period specified comes to an end.

If convicted, Rameswari faces up to six months' jail and a fine of up to S$10,000.

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