Two Indian-origin were charged with lighting illegal fireworks in Singapore’s ”Little India” precinct on the eve of Diwali and they face up to two years in jail and a fine ranging between SGD2,000 and SGD10,000.
It is illegal to set off fireworks in Singapore without obtaining permission from the authorities. Thiagu Selvarajoo (29) is accused of letting off dangerous fireworks while Siva Kumar Subramaniam (48) is charged with abetting him, The Straits Times reported.
According to court documents, Siva Kumar allegedly placed a box of fireworks on a road divider on Gloucester Road shortly before midnight on Monday and Thiagu reportedly lit them.
The court documents did not reveal how the two men procured the firecrackers. The two were arrested. A video of the fireworks display made the rounds on social media.