Updated: 12/11/2013 01:32

24 Little India rioters charged with rioting

24 Little India rioters charged with rioting

Twenty-four Indian nationals have been charged in court in relation to Sunday's riot at Little India. 

All 24 migrant workers had their charges read to them in Tamil. 

They each face one count of rioting.

If found guilty will face imprisonment of up to 7 years and shall also be liable for caning. 

Lawyer Amarick Gill informed the Court that the CLAS (Criminal Legal Aid Scheme) pro bono office intends to offer legal aid to all 24 of them. 

A spokesperson from the Law Society said that they will also work with the Indian High Commission in providing legal aid to the workers. 

No family or friends were present when the charges were read to the workers who are mostly construction workers. 

The workers were arrested in the wee hours of Monday morning shortly after the riot was contained by the Police's special forces. 

All 24 will be remanded for a week while investigations are ongoing. 

They will be back in court on 17 Dec, 2.30pm.

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