Two Indian-origin were charged with lighting illegal fireworks in Singapore's 'Little India' precinct on the eve of Diwali and they face up to two years in jail and a fine ranging between SGD2,000 and SGD10,000.
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 social media.
Facebook group SG Road Vigilante (SGRV) posted the video on Tuesday afternoon along with a post which read, "Illegal fireworks being set off at Race Course Road. Singapore police officers can be seen rushing towards the scene." The post ended by wishing people a happy Diwali.
The two Singaporeans are remanded and will be back in court on November 14.
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