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Man posing as police officer slaps man for refusing to give him cigarette

By Mason White 1:43 PM July 31, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A man who posed as a police officer, became angry when a man refused to give him a cigarette and slapped him in the face, prosecutors in Singapore said.

27-year-old Muhammad Farmi Sudin posed as an officer of the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), in order to get free cigarettes from people.

A court heard that when one man doubted his status as a police officer, Sudin became angry and assaulted him.

Sudin was sentenced to serve 10 weeks in jail and was ordered to pay a fine of $4,000 after being found guilty of assault and impersonating a public servant.

According to the police investigation, Sudin was with his two friends early in the morning, when he decided to smoke. He went to the local shops, but they were closed.

On their way back to their apartment, they noticed four men sleeping on benches. Sudin approached 28-year-old Ramachandran Anandan, and identified himself as a CNB officer before asking for a cigarette.

When Anandan refused, Anandani slapped him in the face.