NRI on trial for 2013 Little India, Singapore riots

5b6x3t7tArun Kaliamurthy, 29, is the last of 25 people to be charged and began his trial with his defence lawyer claiming ‘wrongful arrest’ and ‘racial profiling’.

The prosecution alleged he hailed to disperse from riot-hit Little India precinct when commanded by police to do so. The riot was sparked by a fatal accident involving an Indian national and a local bus.

The prosecution believes Arun continued to cause disturbances of the public peace. The rest of the 25 people charged have been convicted and sentenced to jail,