SINGAPORE: A 26-year-old Indian-origin man was on Monday sentenced by a Singapore court to eight years of corrective training and 24 strokes of the cane for supplying weapons, including a baton and a samurai sword, that were used in a serious slashing incident in 2018.
Arjun Retnavelu was also sentenced to an extra 360 days in jail for reoffending while on remission, a local newspaper reported.
The court sentenced Arjun to eight years of corrective training. He was also sentenced to 24 strokes of the cane, the paper said.
Corrective training is a more serious form of imprisonment imposed when a court finds that an offender needs training of a corrective character for a substantial period. It usually lasts between five and 14 years, and the offender is unlikely to be given early release for factors such as good behaviour.
Arjun pleaded guilty to several serious charges, including rioting with a deadly weapon, being a member of an unlawful assembly, carrying offensive weapons in public places, voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous means and using criminal force on a public servant.