Two suspects arrested for setting off fireworks near Little India
Screengrabs from a video which shows fireworks near Little India on Tuesday (Nov 6). (Image: SG Road Vigilante/Facebook)
SINGAPORE: Two men were arrested on Tuesday (Nov 6) for allegedly setting off fireworks in the Little India area. The suspects, aged 29 and 32, were caught after a police officer spotted the fireworks along Gloucester Road at about midnight on Tuesday, said the police in a media release.
In a video that was posted on Facebook page SG Road Vigilante, the loud sound of fireworks could be heard and the display went on for more than a minute.
Police officers were seen running towards the fireworks. The video has since been taken down.Investigations are ongoing.If convicted of discharging dangerous fireworks, they face a fine of between S$2,000 and S$10,000, and a jail term of up to two years.
A ban on the use of fireworks in Singapore was imposed in 1972 under the Dangerous Fireworks Act. Exceptions are granted for certain events where appropriate safety precautions have been adopted.
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