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2 jailed for refusing to disperse during Little India riot

Two Indian nationals have been sentenced to 18 weeks' imprisonment for refusing to disperse despite being told to do so by the police during the 8 December 2013 riot at Little India.

SINGAPORE: Two Indian nationals have been sentenced to 18 weeks' imprisonment for refusing to disperse despite being told to do so by the police during the 8 December 2013 riot at Little India.

The two are 23-year-old Thiagarajan Sribalamurugan and 25-year-old Thangaiya Selvakumar.

They were originally charged with rioting, which carries a penalty of up to seven years' jail and caning.

For knowingly joining an assembly of five or more persons and failing to disperse when ordered by the authorities, the maximum punishment is a jail term of two years and a fine.

So far, five men have been dealt with in relation to the riot.

The cases of the other 20 are ongoing.

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