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Tablighi Jamaat Members Let Go By Delhi Court With Rs. 7000 In Fine

On Thursday, the court allowed 60 Malaysians to walk free on payment of Rs 7,000 fine each after they accepted a few mild charges under the plea bargain process.

New Delhi| On Friday, a Delhi court allowed 2 Malaysians and 11 foreigners from Saudi Arabia to walk free on payment of fine of Rs 7,000 and Rs 10,000 each respectively after they accepted some mild charges under the plea bargain process, including various violations including visa norms while attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation here during the COVID-19 lockdown.

According to the report by Firstpost, the lawyer who appeared for the foreign nationals said that Metropolitan Magistrate Siddharth Malik passed the order after the Malaysians sought lesser punishment under the plea bargain process by accepting mild charges.

They are allowed to let go after the Sub-divisional magistrate of Lajpat Nagar, who was the complainant in the case, Additional Commissioner of Police of Lajpat Nagar and Inspector of Nizamuddin, expressed that they have no objection over their pleas.

Another Metropolitan Magistrate Ashish Gupta, according to senior advocate S Hari Haran, passed the order in the case of foreign nationals from Saudi Arabia who accepted mild charges in exchange for lesser punishment under the plea bargain process.

The accused plead guilty to the offense praying for a lesser punishment under plea bargaining.

Plea bargaining is allowed in the Criminal Procedure of Code for cases where the maximum punishment is imprisonment for seven years, where offenses don’t affect the socio-economic conditions of the society and when the offenses are not committed against a woman or a child below 14 years.

On Thursday, the court allowed 60 Malaysians to walk free on payment of Rs 7,000 fine each after they accepted a few mild charges under the plea bargain process.

Earlier, on July 7, they were granted bail furnishing a bail bond of Rs 10,000 each.

 

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