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2 Indian-origin men in Singapore accused of lighting illegal fireworks on Diwali eve

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

Two Indian-origin were charged with lighting illegal in Singapore's 'Little India' precinct on the eve of and they face up to two years in jail and a fine ranging between SGD2,000 and SGD10,000.

It is illegal to set off in without obtaining permission from the authorities.

Thiagu Selvarajoo (29) is accused of letting off dangerous while Siva Kumar Subramaniam (48) is charged with abetting him, The reported on Thursday.

According to court documents, Siva Kumar allegedly placed a box of fireworks on a road divider on Gloucester Road shortly before midnight on Monday and Thiagu reportedly lit them.

The court documents did not reveal how the two men procured the firecrackers.

The two were arrested on Tuesday.

A video of the fireworks display made the rounds on

group (SGRV) posted the video on Tuesday afternoon along with a post which read, "Illegal fireworks being set off at Race Course Road. police officers can be seen rushing towards the scene." The post ended by wishing people a happy

The roads are within precinct where large crowds of Indians gather on holidays and weekends.

The two Singaporeans are remanded and will be back in court on November 14.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 07:00 IST