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.
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.
Three Indian, facing charges in Singapore court for their alleged roles in December 8 riots here, have filed a formal complaint of police assault with the Internal Affairs Office (IAO) here, The Straits Times reported on Thursday.
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.
Twenty-four Indians were charged for alleged rioting triggered by the death of a compatriot in a road accident, Singapore`s worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years, even as eight more Indians were arrested on Tuesday.