Delhi Riots Law Insider IN

Swarna Shukla –

Published On: December 07, 2021 at 20:30 IST

In the first conviction in the Delhi riot cases, a Delhi Court held a 25- time old man shamefaced of setting on fire a 73- time old woman’s house in Gokalpuri during the collaborative violence that erupted in several points of North-East Delhi.

Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Virender Bhat criticized Dinesh Yadav alias Michael, for being a member of an unlawful assembly, rioting, rioting armed with deadly armament, house trespass, thievery and mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house. The maximum discipline under these sections entails a jail term of over to ten times.

According to the execution order, Yadav was an active member of the riotous mob and took active participation in trashing and setting on fire the house of a 73- time-old woman named Manori on the night of February 25.

The woman, who was the Complainant in the issue, contended that a mob of around 150-200 rioters attacked her house when her family wasn’t present, and pillaged all the papers including their buffalo.

Before, in the month of July, a City Court passed its first judgment in the riot cases, and acquitted a man indicted of rioting, unlawful assembly, and dacoity. Indicted in two cases, that were being probed by the original police, were given clean virgin by the Court indeed before the Trial started.

Collaborative clashes broke out in North-East Delhi in February 2020, after a standoff between the Citizenship (Amendment) Act sympathizers and opposers got out of control, leaving at least 53 people dead and over 700 injured.

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