SINGAPORE - The Committee of Inquiry (COI) into the Little India riot last December will submit its findings to Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean by end June.
This comes after Mr Teo, who is also Deputy Prime Minister, granted the committee a two-week extension to the original June 13 deadline, for it to go through testimonies and other relevant information.
The COI Secretariat said in a statement on Tuesday that following the conclusion of the public hearing on March 26, the committee - presided over by a four-man panel chaired by former Supreme Court Judge G. Pannir Selvam - has conducted "further inquiry".
This included interviews held last Tuesday with several Indian nationals who have been convicted for their role in Singapore's worst public order disturbance in more than 40 years on December 8 last year. That night, 23 emergency vehicles were damaged and 54 responding officers injured.
The Central Narcotics Bureau was tasked to conduct an independent investigation for the COI, which held 24 days of public hearings in February and March this year, where evidence from 93 witnesses was heard.
A total of 25 Indian nationals were charged in connection with the riot. Nine men have been convicted so far.
One man has claimed trial after he was accused of obstructing a police officer by defying orders to leave a restricted area - a verdict is expected on June 23.
The cases against the remaining 15 men are still pending.