A Nicosia judge has ordered fifteen males from India to be remanded in custody in connection with a large Sunday brawl, while investigators carry out a full investigation.
Police told Knews the men were arrested early Monday morning following a statement made to police that they were involved in a scuffle a day earlier at Nicosia Municipal Gardens. No injuries or serious violence were reported during the Sunday incident.
Police declined to comment on reports that suggested some detainees were being suspected of being undocumented, saying investigators were looking into any possible offences
Police also said they were treating the incident as a serious offence as it involved unlawful assemblage and related offences punishable by law. There were about a hundred people at the park during the brawl but the specific arrests were made based on a statement made to authorities later pointing to the fifteen individuals, according to police.
Charges include conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor, fighting in public, public nuisance and unlawful assemblage.
Reports said police asked the judge in the Nicosia District Court to order the maximum number of days for remanded custody, in order for investigators to conduct a full investigation.
Police declined to comment on media reports suggesting a number of detainees were being suspected of being undocumented aliens, saying investigators were looking into any possible offences. They also did not say whether more arrests could follow in the case.