Plea by Three Saudi Nationals(Related to Tablighi Jamaat), to get Quarantined in Hyatt Hotel allowed by Delhi HC

An application has been filed by three persons, namely Mr. Al Arfaj Mohammed Fahad, Mr. Al Harbi Sand Nassar M and Mr, Al Hindi Salman Mohammed, who are Saudi Nationals, related to the Tablighi Jamaat event who had moved a plea before the court, to get quarantined in the Hyatt Hotel of Delhi.

The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar has allowed the said plea provided all the expenses are borne by the applicants, or by the Saudi Embassy.

Applicants have been booked in the
same First Information Report, i.e. FIR 63/2020, dated 31.03.2020 under
Sec 3 of The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, read with Sec 51/58 (1)of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Sec 188 of IPC.

Applicants submitted that they wish to get quarantined in the Hyatt Hotel of Delhi as the Embassy of Saudi Arabia has agreed to pay the costs of the said facility.

Appearing for the Union of India, Mr Amit Mahajan submitted that the Union of India would have no objection, in case, the applicants are permitted to stay at Hyatt Hotel, R.K. Puram, New Delhi provided all the expenses are borne by the applicants, or by the Saudi Embassy.

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