Charge Of Attempt To Murder For Attending Tablighi Jamaat Congregation Prima Facie Abuse Of Process Of Law: Allahabad High Court

On 2nd December which was a Wednesday the Allahabad Court observed a case against Mohd. Sad, an applicant-accused. The applicant accused contended that no offence is disclosed against the applicants even if the evidence collected during the investigation and the FIR is taken on their face value. This evidence was denied as incorrect. This plea was being heard by The Bench of Justice Ajay Bhanot. It is asserted in the FIR that the applicant had visited the a religious congregation organized by Tablighi Jamaat at New Delhi. The applicant and others the accused returned home on different dates and did not take the proper precautions of quarantining themselves or getting medically examined. They went to Delhi allegedly knowing that the Corona Virus has been declared as a Pandemic and that a number of people in congregation were infected. It was also stated that their visit was concealed and they indulged in negligent acts. The applicant tested negative. Under Section 270 and 307 of the IPC this charge sheet was submitted. The charge sheet was drown up under Section 269 and 270 but it was changed due to the Court’s orders. The Court directed the S.S.P. to file a personal affidavit as charging the accused under Section 307 reflected in abuse of power of law. 15th December is the next date of the next hearing. Chief Judicial Magistrate of Lucknow has been transferred the pending cases of Tablighi Jamaat in Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Lucknow Zones by the Allahabad High Court on 30th September. criminal proceedings against 8 foreigners belonging to the Tabilighi Jamaat was quashed and it was clarified by the Karnataka High Court that their application for Visa would not be considered as they were not to visit India for the next 10 years.

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