A 23-year-old Indian national was on Tuesday for 14 months for damaging a bus during Little India riots last year, taking the number of Indians convicted in Singapore's worst street violence in forty years to 21.
A 28-year-old Indian was on Thursday sentenced to five months in jail for obstructing a policeman during the Little India riot, becoming the 17th Indian to be jailed for his involvement in the country's worst violence in 40 years.
Fourteen Indians were on Thursday jailed for clashing with a group of people in Singapore`s Little India, a precinct of South Asian businesses where the country`s worst riot in 40 years broke out last year.
The Committee of Inquiry (COI) on last year`s Dec 8 riots in this city-state Tuesday heard that there were less than 90 police officers left to face some 150 to 200 active rioters at the height of the riots.
A 32-year-old Indian national, one of the 25 people accused of taking part in Singapore`s worst riots in over 40 years, is expected to be the first person to plead guilty to a reduced charge, a media report said on .
Singapore government on Monday introduced a new bill in parliament that will give police special powers to maintain public order in Little India, the scene of the worst riot in 40 years in the country that led to the deportation of 56 Indians.
An Indian, part of 25 alleged rioters who participated in Singapore`s worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years, plans to seek judicial review on the conditions that the authorities have imposed on him.
Civil society group Workfair Singapore, which works for the welfare of local and migrant workers, has asked the Law Ministry to clarify why Indians who had charges dropped against them for alleged rioting were eventually deported.
Singapore`s activist lawyer M Ravi has applied to the High Court to quash the deportation order of one of the 57 foreign workers sent home for their alleged involvement in the December 8 riot in the city-state.