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14 workers from India plead guilty to unlawful assembly leading to fight with poles and rods

Published on Mar 20, 2014 4:17 PM
 
Fourteen foreign workers, aged between 21 to 39, pleaded guilty on Thursday to being part of an unlawful assembly in relation to a fight last March in Little India. -- ST GRAPHIC

Fourteen foreign workers, aged between 21 to 39, pleaded guilty on Thursday to being part of an unlawful assembly in relation to a fight last March in Little India.

Eleven of them were each sentenced to seven months in jail, and the remaining three were dealt an additional week for stealing food and beer from supermarkets.

Mostly construction workers hailing from India, the 14 got into a fight with another group on Mar 31 2013 near the Farrer Park MRT station in an incident the prosecution called "a large scale public order offence".

An estimated 40 to 50 persons took part in this clash, including the fourteen who admitted their guilt in court on Thursday.They could face imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and/or a fine.

 
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