Indian-origin man charged for walking on Singapore F1 track

Singapore, Sep 22 (IANS) An Indian-origin Briton was charged on Tuesday for committing a rash act by walking on a Formula 1 track during the final race in Singapore, a media report said.

Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia crossed the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix track on Sunday near Turn 13 along Esplanade Drive while the race was on, The Straits Times reported.

The 27-year-old, accused of endangering the safety of the Formula 1 drivers who were competing in the Grand Prix racing, was arrested later. He is currently in remand and his passport has been impounded.

A bail of 15,000 Singapore dollars (US $10,600) was offered to him but he said “this is too high for me. I am not working currently. I spent all my savings on tickets”.

The British High Commission in Singapore was informed about the incident. The case has been adjourned till October 6.

If convicted, Dhokia could be jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to 2,500 Singapore dollars (US $1,770).

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