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An unpublished image of burned vehicles during the riots captured by Sibahathulla Sakib (Using as representative Image)

On Thursday, a special Delhi court hearing riot cases handed down the first judgment and sentenced one Deepak Yadav to five years in prison for burning down the 73-year-old woman's house.

According to a police official, before this case, a man was acquitted by the court in July. This is the first jail term handed down because of the riots in Delhi.

Virender Bhat, an additional sessions judge, sentenced the accused to jail.

Last month the court had held Dinesh Yadav guilty under sections 143 (member of an unlawful assembly), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting armed with a deadly weapon), 457 (house trespass), 392 (robbery), 436 (arson) of IPC read with section 149 (member of unlawful assembly guilty of a common offence) of IPC

Aside from burning down a house owned by an elderly woman, he was also convicted for taking part in rioting, taking part in robbing, and taking part in an unlawful assembly.

According to a senior cop, Yadav was arrested by them on June 8, 2020. He is charged with a crime for which they have enough evidence to prove the charge.

During a trial in August, Yadav pleaded not guilty and claimed innocence. Delhi riots took place in February 2020, leading to 53 deaths and over 700 injuries.

On Thursday, a special Delhi court hearing riot cases handed down the first judgment and sentenced one Deepak Yadav to five years in prison for burning down the 73-year-old woman's house.

According to a police official, before this case, a man was acquitted by the court in July. This is the first jail term handed down because of the riots in Delhi.Virender Bhat, an additional sessions judge, sentenced the accused to jail.

Last month the court had held Dinesh Yadav guilty under sections 143 (member of an unlawful assembly), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting armed with a deadly weapon), 457 (house trespass), 392 (robbery), 436 (arson) of IPC read with section 149 (member of unlawful assembly guilty of a common offence) of IPC

Aside from burning down a house owned by an elderly woman, he was also convicted for taking part in rioting, taking part in robbing, and taking part in an unlawful assembly.

According to a senior cop, Yadav was arrested by them on June 8, 2020. He is charged with a crime for which they have enough evidence to prove the charge.

During a trial in August, Yadav pleaded not guilty and claimed innocence. Delhi riots took place in February 2020, leading to 53 deaths and over 700 injuries

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