Delhi Court has granted bail to all the foreign nationals related to the Tablighi Jamaat incident.
The court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur at Saket Court has granted bail to all the foreign nationals upon furnishing a personal bond of ₹10,000 each.
In addition to this, the court has also allowed them to move applications for plea bargaining.
The charge has been filed against the aforesaid foreign nationals under section 3 of the Epidemics Diseases Act, sections 51 and 58 of the Disaster Management Act, and sections 188, 269, 270, 271, and 120B of the Indian Penal Code.
It was also stated by the Delhi Police that during the investigation, section 14(b) of the Foreigners Act and sections 304, 308, and 336 of the IPC were further added to the charge sheet.
In the previous hearing, the court had taken the cognisance of the charge sheet by observing that there's a prima facie case to proceed against the said foreign nationals under the provisions invoked in the charge sheet.
The court had said:
'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 Diseases Act, 1897, r/w section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, r/w section 188, 269, 270, 271 IPC who have been mentioned in column no. 11 of the charge sheet. Accordingly, cognizance of the offences u/s 14(b) Foreigners Act, 1946 r/w section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, r/w section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, r/w section 188/269/270/271 IPC is hereby taken.'
The plea bargaining applications of the said foreign nationals will be heard by Metropolitan Magistrate Paras Dalal.
The foreign nationals in these cases were represented by Ms Ashima Mandla and Ms Mandakani Singh.
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