Five years’ RI for torching train coaches

New Delhi: A man, who torched two coaches of a stationary train here in 2003, was on Thursday sentenced to five years’ rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court for causing mischief by fire. Akbar Sheikh, a Mumbai resident, was apprehended by the Special Cell of Delhi Police in 2005 after a reward of Rs 1.5 lakh was declared. The Police zeroed in on Sheikh as according to them he was the prime suspect in several cases of armed dacoity, attempt to murder. They nabbed Sheikh on October 21, 2005 as he had left the Capital a year before. Following a three-year-long trial, the prosecution produced 12 witnesses including an alleged pick-pocket, Sushil. -- PTI

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