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Tablighi Jamaat: Indian court grants bail to 82 Bangladeshis

| Updated: July 11, 2020 17:02:38

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A Delhi court has granted bail to 82 Bangladeshi nationals who were recently chargesheeted on charges that they had attended Tablighi Jamaat violating visa conditions, indulged in missionary activities illegally and had not followed government guidelines, issued in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, in India.

Chief metropolitan magistrate Gurmohina Kaur on Friday granted the relief to the foreigners on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each, Times of India reported citing India’s state-owned news agency Press Trust of India.

The accused will file their plea bargaining applications, 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.

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