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Little India riot: AGC seeks costs from lawyer over application to quash clients' charges

Published on May 23, 2014 11:41 PM

SINGAPORE - The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has asked the High Court to order lawyer M. Ravi to pay $1,000 in costs incurred over his application related to the Little India riot on Dec 8 last year.

This is the first time it has sought a cost order against a lawyer in his personal capcity.

Mr Ravi had applied on April 26 for criminal charges against five of his clients implicated in the riot to be quashed, saying the Committee of Inquiry (COI) hearing into the incident that closed a month earlier had "offended the rule of sub judice" and prejudiced the possibility of a fair trial for his clients.

He withdrew this after the AGC, in response, filed its own application to have the move struck out. The AGC then withdrew its application.

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