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Delhi riots: Man gets 5 years in jail for putting the house on fire 

The Hindu | 20/01/2022 03:15 PM | Click to read full article

A Delhi court on Thursday sentenced Dinesh Yadav, the first person convicted in connection with February 2020 riots, to five years in jail. 

This is the first sentencing in the riots cases. Yadav has also been directed to pay a fine of ₹12,000, said advocate Shikha Garg, who had represented him during the trial. A detailed order on sentencing is awaited. As per the prosecution, Yadav was an “active member of the riotous mob” and participated in vandalizing and putting on fire the house of a 73-year-old woman named Manori on February 25 night.