121 foreign participants in Delhi mosque event pay fine and allowed to walk freely


Court ordered foreign attendees at Delhi mosque event to fine PM CARES Fund (case file)

New Delhi:

A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed 121 people from Kyrgyzstan and Indonesia to march freely on payment of various fines, after accepting light charges as part of the plea negotiation process related to various violations, including the standards of visa, as they attended the Tablighi Jamaat event here during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Metropolitan magistrate Rajat Goyal allowed 98 Indonesians to walk for free on payment of a fine of 10,000 rupees each, said lawyer Ashima Mandla, appearing in their place.

The court ordered them to deposit the fine with the PM CARES Fund.

Metropolitan Magistrate Rohit Gullia authorized 23 foreign nationals of Kyrgyzstan to walk freely on payment of a fine of Rs 5,000 each.

The sub-divisional magistrate of the defense colony, who was the plaintiff in the case, the deputy police commissioner of Lajpat Nagar and the inspector of Nizamuddin said they had no objections to their plea negotiation. .

However, two foreign nationals each from Kyrgyzstan and Indonesia did not plead guilty to the charges against them and requested their trial in court.

In plea bargaining, the accused pleaded guilty to the offense asking for a lesser sentence. The Code of Criminal Procedure allows plea bargaining in cases where the maximum penalty is 7 years imprisonment; the offenses do not affect the socio-economic conditions of the society and the offense is not committed against a woman or a child under 14 years of age.

The foreigners were accused of attending the religious congregation at the Nizamuddin Markaz event in the national capital by violating visa requirements, illegally engaging in missionary activities and violating government directives, issued as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic in the country.

The court granted them bail earlier on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each.

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