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14 Indians guilty of unlawful assembly in Singapore

Posted on Mar 20 2014 | IANS

Singapore, March 20 : Fourteen Indian nationals pleaded guilty Thursday to being part of an unlawful assembly in relation to a fight here last year.

The Indians, mostly construction workers, got into a fight with another group March 31, 2013, near the Farrer Park MRT station in Little India.

The prosecution called the incident "a large scale public order offence", the Straits Times reported.

An estimated 40 to 50 persons took part in this clash, including the 14 who pleaded guilty in court Thursday.

They can face jail term of up to two years and a fine.

The assistant public prosecutor, in his submissions, urged the court to sentence them to nine months in jail as the fight was deliberate, involved "deadly weapons such as wooden poles and metal rods", and led to "serious injuries" on both sides.

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