Toa Payoh vandalism case: Gag order application dismissed
One of the five teenagers allegedly involved in vandalising the rooftop level of a Toa Payoh HDB block has had a gag order application dismissed.
David William Graaskov is allegedly part of a group that sprayed vulgarities directed at the People's Action Party and the police on a rooftop wall at Block 85A, Toa Payoh Lorong 4 last week.
Graaskov's lawyer had applied for a gag order to prevent the publication of information that may lead to the identification of his client.
The prosecution objected, saying that gag orders were usually used to protect victims in cases involving sexual offences.
In this case, Graaskov's lawyer was seeking a gag order in respect of an accused person, and he was unable to cite a precedent to support his request.
District Judge Eddy Tham ruled that a gag order was "inappropriate".
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