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60 Malaysians who took part in Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi walk free by paying fine of Rs 7k

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A Delhi court on Thursday allowed 60 Malaysians, who took part in the infamous religious congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz, to walk free on the payment of a fine of Rs 7,000 each, a lawyer said.

The Malaysians were booked for violating visa rules and government guidelines by congregating at Nizamuddin Markaz during COVID-19.

The Malaysians had sought lesser punishment under the plea bargain process by accepting mild charges, the lawyer said.

The court had granted bail to 122 Malaysians nationals, who had attended the Nizamuddin event amid COVID outbreak, on Tuesday.

The foreigners were chargesheeted for attending Tablighi Jamaat meet at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi by violating visa conditions and government guidelines, issued in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.

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The Crime Branch of the Delhi police had filed 48 separate chargesheets and 11 supplementary chargesheets against 956 foreign citizens from 36 countries for participation in the Tablighi Jamaat event.

The foreign attendees were charged with provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, Disaster Management Act and provisions of the Indian Penal Code related to the spread of the deadly disease and violation of orders of a government servant.

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