07 Jun '11, 9am

Runaway groom jumps bail; warrant of arrest issued

SINGAPORE: A man held on remand who was granted bail for a day to get married, is now on the run from the authorities after he gave his girlfriend the slip Monday evening. A warrant of arrest has been issued against 28-year-old Irfan Ahmed Khan Iqbal Ahmed Khan who is accused of two drug-related charges and one count of weapon possession. Irfan was granted the one-day bail of S$100,000 in the High Court, last Friday. That is because he claimed that he had to go to the Registry of Muslim Marriages on Tuesday morning with his girlfriend. But after abandoning her, he also failed to turn up for his trial in a district court Tuesday. The court heard that Irfan, who was remanded at Changi Prison, left the facility with his elder brother at around 2 pm on Monday. Irfan met his girlfriend later that afternoon to buy some clothes for the wedding. The pair later went to a mosque in ...

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