14 Indians jailed for rioting in Singapore

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March 21, 2014

SINGAPORE: Fourteen Indians were on Thursday jailed for clashing with a group of people in Singapore's Little India, where the country's worst riot in 40 years broke out last year.

Eleven of them were sentenced to seven months in jail, and the remaining three will serve an additional week for stealing food and beer from supermarkets.

March 21, 2014

SINGAPORE: Fourteen Indians were on Thursday jailed for clashing with a group of people in Singapore's Little India, where the country's worst riot in 40 years broke out last year.

Eleven of them were sentenced to seven months in jail, and the remaining three will serve an additional week for stealing food and beer from supermarkets.

The 14 men, aged between 21 and 39, are mostly construction workers from India. They have pleaded guilty to being part of an unlawful assembly in relation to the fight on March 31, 2013. They got into the fight with another group near a subway station in Little India. An estimated 40 to 50 people took part in the clash, including the 14 accused.

The 14 men could have faced imprisonment of up to two years and/or a fine.

Meanwhile, a state-appointed Committee of Inquiry into the December 8, 2013, riot continued its public hearing.


Courtesy: Agencies