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Indian national jailed for giving false information to police

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An Indian national has been jailed for two weeks for falsely accusing two persons of forcing her into as she did not want her husband to find out how she was earning a living in

(24) made a police report last year claiming that a man and a woman had forced her to become a prostitute, The reported on Tuesday.

She pleaded guilty to giving false information to Mohamed Ishak of the

Court documents did not say what she was working as in

The court heard that Kalaiselvi went to the on November 1 last year to make a report.

She was referred to the to have her statement recorded. The Specialised Crime Branch then investigated the case.

told the court that Kalaiselvi lied to Raffiq while giving her statement at the on November 1.

The man and woman were later arrested. Kalaiselvi owned up to her lies at around 2.30 pm the next day.

Kalaiselvi, who was not represented by a lawyer, told on Tuesday that she did not want to go to jail.

She pleaded for forgiveness and said she had to take care of her family members in

Before handing down the sentence, Tan stressed that two persons had been falsely implicated and arrested as a result of her lies.

"resources were wasted," he said.

For giving false information to a police officer, Kalaiselvi could have been jailed for up to a year and fined up to SGD 5,000.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 07:20 IST