A man from Indian in Singapore has been jailed for three weeks and also fined 5,000 dollars for setting off fireworks close to a housing complex in the country during Diwali last year.
As per the reports, Jeevan Arjoon (29) purchased the firecrackers from Little India shopping district and lit them unlawfully at 3:30 AM on Diwali night on November 6, 2018.
The fireworks went up to seven-story buildings and were so loud that even the neighboring public housing estate of Yishun could also hear it. It lasted for five minutes and as per the reports, no one was hurt and there was no damage reported.
District Judge Marvin Bay said the court has to take a strict view of Jeevan’s use and possession of fireworks, and sentenced him to three weeks’ jail and 5,000 Singapore dollars (USD 3,685) on Thursday.
He also said that the fireworks can cause serious injuries and can even cause risk of fire as it was lit near to public housing.
The judge said that setting off fireworks at 3 AM could also cause considerable alarm to the public, particularly in this time raised concerns over possible acts of terrorism.
The man said in his defense that he was the sole breadwinner of his family and was taking care of his mother in law who was diabetic and blind.
Earlier in 2017, the man had a record of giving false information to a public servant and was also convicted for giving false information in the firework case too by blaming someone else for the act.