Friday, March 4, 2011

Son of ex-judge charged with taking cocaine
PRIVATE equity investor Dinesh Singh Bhatia, the son of former judicial commissioner Amarjeet Singh and orthopaedic surgeon Kanwaljit Soin, has been charged with consuming cocaine.

His father is now a senior counsel and consultant at law firm Khattar Wong & Partners, and his mother is a former Nominated Member of Parliament.

In all, the CNB arrested 23 people, three of whom have been charged with trafficking. They are Singaporean Marx Oh Chee Wee, director of an events management company, restaurant marketing manager Guiga Lyes Ben Laroussi from Tunisia; and his Singaporean girlfriend Mariana Abdullah. All three face the death penalty if convicted.

Another five men, including high-society magazine Singapore Tatler's editor Nigel Bruce Simmonds and French chef Francois Fabien Mermilliod from Flutes at the Fort restaurant, were charged with drug possession.

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