Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Groom abandons fiancée, jumps bail

By liyana | SingaporeScene – Tue, Jun 7, 2011

A man, who is held on remand and granted bail to get married, is now on the run from authorities after he failed to to turn up for his trial in a district court on Tuesday.

Irfan Ahmed Khan, 28, who was awaiting trial for drug trafficking, was granted the one-day bail of S$100,000 in the High Court last Friday. He claimed that he had to go to the Registry of Muslim Marriages on Tuesday morning with his fiancée,

The court heard that Khan, who was remanded at Changi Prison, left the facility with his elder brother at around 2pm on Monday and met his fiancée to buy some clothes for the wedding that afternoon.

However, at around 7pm, Khan entered a mosque in Yishun alone while his fiancée waited outside. But an hour later, he could not be found even after his brother searched the mosque premises.

District Judge John Ng issued a warrant of arrest for Khan and ordered his elder brother to show cause on 6 September why the bail should not be forfeited.

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