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Tablighi Jamaat case: 541 more foreign nationals charge-sheeted

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

Tablighi Jamaat case

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 May 2020 8:21 AM GMT

New Delhi: The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police, here 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 Metropolitian 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. (IANS)

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