PETALING JAYA (Bernama): An Indian national was fined RM400, in default of one month's jail, by the Magistrate's Court here Monday for trespassing into and crossing the Light Rail Transit (LRT) track because he was late for work.
Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham meted out the fine on Jaswinder Singh, 19, a factory worker, after he pleaded guilty to trespassing and crossing the track from Platform 2 to Platform 1 at the Taman Paramount LRT Station here at 4.51pm on Jan 20.
He was charged under Section 62 of the Railways Act 1991 which provides a maximum fine of RM500.
Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor Alia Sumayyah Amran pressed for a “just sentence”.
However, the accused, represented by lawyer Datuk Suraj Singh, appealed for leniency on the grounds that he was late for work and regretted his action. He paid the fine. – Bernama