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Saturday February 8, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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Indian national Chinnappa Vijayaragunatha Poopathi became the first among 25 men accused of taking part in the Little India riot last December to plead guilty.
This, after the charge against the 32-year-old was amended from rioting to failing to disperse.
He is expected to be sentenced on Monday.
For joining or continuing in an assembly after it had been ordered to disperse, Chinnappa could have been jailed for up to five years and/or fined – as opposed to rioting where he could have been jailed a maximum of seven years and caning.
The Dec 8 riot left some 25 emergency vehicles damaged and 39 Home Team officers injured. It was the worst case of violence Singapore has seen in the last four decades. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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