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Delhi Police File Fresh Chargesheets Against 541 More Foreigners In Tablighi Jamaat Case

So far, the Crime Branch has named more than 900 foreign nationals in the case pertaining to a congregation at Banglewali Masjid in Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin

Delhi Police File Fresh Chargesheets Against 541 More Foreigners In Tablighi Jamaat Case
COVID-19 suspects from Nizamuddin Dargah area, are being taken to quarantine facility in Delhi. | PTI Photo
Delhi Police File Fresh Chargesheets Against 541 More Foreigners In Tablighi Jamaat Case
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2020-05-28T17:59:51+05:30

The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police on Thursday filed 12 fresh charge-sheets naming 541 foreign nationals in connection with the Tablighi Jamaat case.

The charge-sheets containing 12,000 pages were filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Tanya Bemniwal, who set June 29 for further hearing. By now, the Crime Branch has named more than 900 foreign nationals in the case.

They have been charged under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Epidemic Diseases Act, the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and also for violating the prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

They have been also charged for the visa rules violation. The government has cancelled their visa and blacklisted them.

The case pertains to a congregation at Banglewali Masjid in Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin on March 13. A large number of foreign nationals had participated in it.

"These foreign nationals had entered India on tourist visa and participated in the Markaz. In addition to violating visa provisions, they also led to a situation where a highly infectious disease spread and threatened the lives of inmates as well as the general public," the Crime Branch told a Delhi court on Tuesday.

The Delhi Police had contacted the Tablighi Jamaat authorities and one Mufti Shahzad was apprised of the situation arising out of Covid-19. He was asked to take immediate action for preventing the spread and was directed to send the foreigners back to their countries and Indians to their native places.

"However, no one paid any heed," the investigating agency told the court. "They deliberately, wilfully, negligently and malignantly disobeyed the lawful directions promulgated in this regard. Written notices were also issued to Maulana Muhammad Saad Kandhlawi (Tablighi Jamaat head) and the Markaz management," the police said in the report.

The Delhi Police also told the court an audio had been found where Maulana Saad was "heard asking followers to defy the lockdown and social distancing measures, and attend the religious gathering".

The FIR in this regard was registered on March 31.

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