Tablighi Jamaat: Delhi court clears 36 foreigners of all charges Delhi News

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Tuesday acquitted 36 foreigners who were charged with attending the Tablighi Jamaat community for allegedly negligent and disregarding government guidelines issued in the country following the Covid-19 pandemic . The highest magistrate of the metropolis, Arun Kumar Garg, acquitted the foreigners from 14 countries of all charges.
On August 24, the court had indictments against the foreigners under Section 188 (disobedience to an order duly announced by the official), Section 269 (negligent act that could spread a life-threatening infection) of the Indian Criminal Code and Section 3 (violation of the regulations) collected) of the Epidemic Act, 1897.
The indictment was also framed under Section 51 (Obstacle) Disaster Management Act, 2005.
However, they were dismissed for criminal offenses in accordance with Section 14 (1) B (violation of visa standards) of the Aliens Act, Section 270 (malicious act that can spread a life-threatening infection) and Section 271 (disobedience to the quarantine regulation). from IPC.
The court also cleared eight foreigners from six countries from all charges on which they had been charged, if there was no record or credible material against them.
The foreigners have been charged with visiting the Tablighi Jamaat community here in the Nizamuddin area for allegedly violating visa norms, illegally engaging in missionary activities and violating government guidelines issued after the Covid-19 outbreak.