Two more Indians charged with rioting in Singapore

Criminal Legal Aid Scheme was helping to secure lawyers for all the accused,its representative told the Court.

Written by PTI | Singapore | Published:December 15, 2013 12:28 am

Two more Indians were Saturday charged by authorities here for alleged rioting in Singapore’s worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years,taking the total number of Indians arraigned in the incident to 33.

Palanivel Dhasmohan,27,and Karuppiah Chandrasekar,31,face one rioting charge each,punishable by up to seven years in prison and caning.

The duo were accused of being part of an unlawful assembly of 400 South Asian migrant workers and throwing pieces of hardened cement at police officers in the vicinity of Little India’s Race Course Road on December 8.

The Criminal Legal Aid Scheme was helping to secure lawyers for all the accused,its representative told the Court.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has ordered the formation of a special committee to probe the riot and warned to use “full force of the law” against trouble-makers.

Meanwhile,a Catholic church will hold a memorial Mass on Sunday for Kumaravelu.

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