Delhi riots case: Man gets 5-yr jail term for vandalism, arson
Millennium Post Delhi|January 21, 2022
Judge says ‘very serious offence’

NEW DELHI: In the first sentencing in a case related to the northeast Delhi riots, a court here on Thursday awarded a five-year jail term to a man for setting a house belonging to a 73-year-old woman on fire, saying the offence committed by him was a very serious one.

Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat sentenced the 25-year-old Dinesh Yadav to five years in jail and directed him to pay Rs 12,000 to the victim as compensation. Dinesh Yadav was convicted on December 6, 2021 for being an active member of the riotous mob and participating in vandalising and putting on fire the house of a 73-year-old woman named Manori Devi on February 25, 2020.

This order holds importance as Yadav is the first person to be convicted and sent to jail in the northeast Delhi riots case. Communal clashes had broken out in the Capital in February 2020, leaving at least 53 people dead and over 700 injured.

As per the court order, Devi had earlier received some compensation from the Delhi government for the loss. She had admittedly suffered a loss of about Rs 5 lakh due to the riotous incident.

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