New Delhi, July 28
The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed six cost sheets towards 69 international nationals from 9 nations in Delhi Courts for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation right here allegedly in violation of visa norms, indulging in missionary actions illegally and violating authorities pointers issued within the wake of Covid-19 outbreak, stated a lawyer.
Three cost sheets had been filed at Karkardooma District courtroom and three had been filed at Tis Hazari District Court right here.
The foreigners, who’ve been booked within the six instances, had been earlier allowed to be deported again to their nations by the courtroom after completion of their plea cut price proceedings within the case by which 955 foreigners had been cost sheeted by the Crime Branch of the Delhi police.
They had been allowed to stroll free on cost of various fines after they accepted delicate expenses associated to varied violations through the COVID-19 lockdown.
The cost sheets had been filed on Tuesday within the instances registered on the Seelampur police station, Sadar Bazar, Bara Hindu Rao, Sarai Rohila and Dayalpur police stations, stated advocate Ashima Mandla, counsel for among the foreigners.
According to the cost sheets, the international nationals have been booked for violating visa guidelines, violating authorities pointers issued within the wake of Covid-19 pandemic and laws concerning Epidemic illnesses Act and Disaster Management Act.
They have additionally been booked for the offences beneath sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (Negligent act more likely to unfold an infection of illness harmful to life), 270 (Malignant act more likely to unfold an infection of illness harmful to life) and 271 (Disobedience to quarantine rule) of the Indian Penal Code.
At least 70 international Tablighi Jamaat members, who had been ordered to be deported, haven’t been capable of return to their nations as seven different FIRs are pending towards them, their representatives had claimed.
These foreigners from totally different nations together with Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Brazil, Sudan, Afghanistan and Indonesia, who had been cost sheeted by the Crime Branch of the Delhi police within the case, have additionally been booked beneath the identical expenses within the seven FIRs filed by the native police, they stated.
Seven FIRs had been lodged at totally different police stations within the first week of April.
The foreigners and their representatives got here to know concerning the seven different FIRs once they reached the airport, a supply stated.
The international nationals had been earlier booked for violating visa guidelines, violating authorities pointers issued within the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and laws concerning Epidemic illnesses Act, Disaster Management Act and prohibitory orders beneath part 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure.
They had been additionally booked beneath sections 188, 269, 270 and 271 of the Indian Penal Code and related sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act. The Centre had blacklisted them.
The punishment for varied offences beneath penal provisions ranges from six months to eight years of imprisonment.
In April, COVID-19 instances throughout the nation spiked after lots of of many Tablighi Jamaat members, who had attended the spiritual congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz occasion, examined constructive.
At least 9,000 folks, together with the international nationals participated within the spiritual congregation in Nizamuddin. Later, lots of the attendees travelled to varied elements of the nation. PTI