Tablighi jamaat, Saket court
Tablighi jamaat, Saket court
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Delhi Court grants bail to foreign nationals from 21 countries in Tablighi Jamaat case

All the accused persons have informed the Court that they intended to move applications for plea bargaining.

Aditi Singh

A Delhi Court yesterday granted bail to foreign nationals from 21 countries in the Tablighi Jamaat case.

The accused persons belong to Algeria, Afghanistan, Brazil, China, USA, Ukraine, Australia, Egypt, Russia, Belgium, Jordan, France, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Tunisia, UK, Fiji, Sudan, Philippines, Australia, Ethiopia.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Gurmohina Kaur admitted accused from the above-named countries on bail on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each.

All the accused persons have informed the Court that they intended to move applications for plea bargaining.

After the outbreak of COVID-19 amongst the participants of the Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz, Delhi Police had registered FIR against the attendees, organizers and members of the Jamaat.

Subsequently, 48 chargesheets and 11 supplementary chargesheets against 956 foreigners/accused person were filed.

The Court had taken cognizance of the chargesheet earlier this week.

All foreign nationals are facing trial for the alleged commission of offences under u/s 14(b) Foreigners Act, 1946 r/w section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, r/w section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, r/w section 188/269/270/271 IPC.

Pursuant to the Delhi High Court's suggestions, cases have been divided as per the nationality of the accused persons to expedite the trial. Plea bargaining applications by the Malaysian accused have already been transferred to Metropolitan Magistrate-05, South East.

APP Sanjay Mishra appeared for State.

Advocates Ashima Mandla and Mandakini Singh appeared accused persons for Algeria, China, Philippines, Ukraine, UK, Russia, Ethopia, Morocco, Jordan and Sudan.

Advocates Fahim Khan and Ahmad Khan for Brazil, Afghanistan, Fiji, USA, Australia, Egypt, Belgium, France, Kazakhstan and Tunisia.

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