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Little India Riot: Police complete investigations into riot

Published on Dec 17, 2013 4:02 PM

The police in a press conference on Tuesday said that they had completed investigations into the riot on Dec 8.

A total of 28 individuals will be charged for their involvement as “active participants”, another 53 will be repatriated for being participants and some 200 will be issued police advisories.

The 53 individuals will be repartriated starting from Tuesday and will be interviewed by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) before they leave.

No more arrests or repatriations are expected, said Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean at the press conference.

He added that the Government will review the ban of consumption and sale of alcohol and will announce revised measures in the next few days.

DPM Teo added that these measures are likely to remain in place for the time being. Long term measures, he said, will depend on on-going public consultations and the COI findings.

DPM Teo added that the traffic accident which killed the foreign worker is still being investigated. “We want to take special care in arriving at our findings,” he said, adding that the Government has hired an independent expert to reconstruct the accident.

The provision of shuttle buses that ferry workers to and from Little India is still under review by the Land Transport Authority and the Transport Ministry, he added.