Man charged with setting off fireworks in Little India on Deepavali

Amir Hussain
Senior Reporter
FILE PHOTO: Yahoo News Singapore

SINGAPORE — A 43-year-old man was charged at the State Courts on Monday (2 December) with setting off fireworks in Little India on Deepavali.

According to his charge, Sivasarvanan Suppiah Murugan, a Singaporean, committed the offence using a box of “Happy Boom” at the junction of Campbell Lane and Madras Street at about 12.35am on 27 October.

He is out on $5,000 bail and will return to court on 31 December where he is expected to enter a guilty plea.

If convicted, the punishment he faces under the Dangerous Fireworks Act is a fine of between $2,000 and $10,000 and/or up to two years’ jail.

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