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Tablighi Jamaat: Delhi court grants bail to 82 Bangladeshi nationals

PTI
Published Jul 10, 2020, 1:38 pm IST
Updated Jul 10, 2020, 1:38 pm IST
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur granted the relief to the foreigners on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each
Cases were slapped against several foreigners who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Old Delhi from March 10-13. PTI photo
 Cases were slapped against several foreigners who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Old Delhi from March 10-13. PTI photo

New Delhi: A Delhi court Friday granted bail to 82 Bangladeshi nationals who were chargesheeted for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation here for allegedly violating visa conditions, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating government guidelines, issued in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur granted the relief to the foreigners on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each.

 

The accused will file their plea bargaining applications on Friday, said advocate Ashima Mandla and Mandakini Singh, appearing for the foreign nationals. 

Under plea bargaining, the accused plead guilty to the offence praying for a lesser punishment. The Criminal Procedure of Code allows plea bargaining for cases where the maximum punishment is imprisonment for seven years, where offences don't affect the socio-economic conditions of the society and when the offences are not committed against a woman or a child below 14 years.

During the hearing, all the foreign nationals were produced before the court through video conferencing.

 

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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