New Delhi: A Delhi court Tuesday acquitted 36 foreigners, who were charge-sheeted for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation right here by allegedly being negligent and disobeying the government solutions issued in wake of COVID-19 pandemic in the nation. Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Arun Kumar Garg acquitted the foreigners from 14 international locations of all prices.
The court had on August 24 framed prices against the foreigners beneath sections 188 (disobedience to verbalize duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act more doubtless to spread an infection of disease unpleasant to lifestyles) of the Indian Penal Code and Half 3 (disobeying law) of Epidemic Act, 1897.
The prices were furthermore framed beneath piece 51 (obstruction) Catastrophe Administration Act, 2005.
Nonetheless, they were discharged for the offences beneath piece 14 (1) (b) (violation of visa norms) of Foreigners Act, sections 270 (Malignant act more doubtless to spread an infection of disease unpleasant to lifestyles) and 271 (Disobedience to quarantine rule) of IPC.
The court had furthermore discharged eight foreign nationals from six international locations of all prices beneath which they were charge-sheeted in the absence of any instruct or any credible self-discipline materials against them.
The foreigners were charge-sheeted for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation right here at Nizamuddin swear allegedly in violation of visa norms, indulging in missionary actions illegally, and violating government solutions issued in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.
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