Delhi Police In Their Charges Filed Against Foreign Members Of Tablighi Jamaat, Said They Disobeyed Regulation And Lockout, Most Of Them Arrived From Countries Where COVID Infection -19 was already wreaking havoc, and some were acting as carriers of the highly infectious disease. coronavirus.
Police said Jamaat in Indonesia had canceled their meeting due to a virus, but Maulana Saad had organized it in India.
“An international gathering of Tablighi Jamaat Muslims on the island of Sulawei in Indonesia was canceled on March 18 because of concern over the spread of the coronavirus, which had already killed 25 people and infected 309 in the country,” said indicated the police in its state of charge.
Foreign members of the Tablighi Jamaat disobeyed the settlement and lockout despite repeated requests from the local police and other authorities.
The charge sheet further added that various precautionary guidelines were not followed by the organizers of Markaz at Banglewali Masjid, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi. Authorities in Markaz at the headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat were contacted by Delhi police on March 21 and Mufti Shahzad of Markaz was urged to take immediate action to prevent the spread of the disease. The police ordered the organizers to return the foreign faithful to their respective countries and other Indians to their respective countries of origin.
However, no one paid any attention to the Delhi police’s legal instructions, according to the expense report.
“The aliens charged in this case have created a situation where a highly infectious disease such as a coronavirus infection can spread and threaten the lives of detainees and the general public. They did not follow the legal instructions from the above authorities. , which makes them liable to prosecution and sanctions under article 3 of the law of 1897 on epidemics “, indicates the statement of charges.
Police also charged them under section 51 of the 2005 Disaster Management Act because the accused in this case refused to comply with the authorities’ legal instructions, resulting in death.
During the investigation, the foreigners admitted to having participated in the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in order to profess and disseminate the principles and doctrines of the Tablighi Jamaat and to have stayed in Banglewali Masjid for a certain time.
A similar gathering of Tablighi Jamaat in Malaysia from February 27 to March 1 led to more than 500 cases of COVID-19 in that country, including three Indonesians, police said.
“A large number of foreigners from Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries then arrived in India and participated in the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz event at Banglewali Masjid, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi. It goes without saying that some of these foreigners acted as carriers of the highly infectious coronavirus and thus brought the infection of their respective countries to India “, indicates the statement of charges.
Police said there was enough evidence to prosecute them under the relevant section of the Indian Criminal Code (IPC).
Delhi police have laid approximately 59 charges against more than 900 foreigners in the Tablighi Jamaat case.