The chief metropolitan magistrate at Saket Court, Gurmohina Kaur has granted bail to all foreign nationals related to Tablighi Jamaat incident upon bestowment of a personal bond of Rs. 10,000 individually.
Further the Honorable Court has also allowed the members of Jamaat to bargain for the plea bargaining applications.
Several charges have been filed against the foreign national attendees cum members of Tablighi Jamaat Markaz under sections 51 and 58 of the Disaster Management Act, section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, and sections 120B, 188, 269, 270 and 271 of the Indian Penal Code. It was also informed to the Court that during the investigation the Delhi Police also added section 14(b) of the Foreigners Act and sections 304, 308, and 336 of the Indian Penal Code in the charge sheet.
In the last hearing, the Court had observed that there is a prima facie case to be proceeded against these foreign nationals taking cognizance of the charge sheet and the respective provisions invoked under it by the Delhi Police. In this regard the Court stated that “ There is prima facie sufficient material on record to proceed against the accused persons u/s 14(b) Foreigners Act, 1946 r/w section 3 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, r/w section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, r/w section 188, 269, 270, 271 IPC who have been mentioned under column no. 11 of the charge sheet. Accordingly, cognizance of the offenses u/s 14(b) Foreigners Act, 1946, r/w section 3 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, r/w section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, r/w section 188/269/270/271 IPC hereby taken”
Ms. Mandakani Singh and Ms. Ashima Mandla had represented the foreign nationals of Tablighi Jamaat. Also the further applications of plea bargaining of the foreign nationals will be heard by Metropolitan Magistrate Paras Dalal.