Two Indian-origin men were charged with lighting illegal fireworks in Singapore’s ‘Little India’ on the eve of Diwali.
They face up to two years in jail and a fine ranging between SGD2,000 and SGD10,000.
Under Singaporean Law, it is illegal to set off the fireworks in without obtaining permission from Authorities.
Thiagu Selvarajoo (29) is accused of letting off the dangerous fireworks while Siva Kumar Subramaniam (48) is charged with abetting him.
According to the 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.
Facebook group SG Road Vigilante (SGRV) posted the video on Tuesday afternoon along with a post which read, “Illegal fireworks being set off at Race Course Road. Singapore police officers can be seen rushing towards the scene.” The post ended by wishing people a happy Diwali.
Two Singaporeans are remanded and will be back in court on November 14.