NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Thursday filed before a court here 12 chargesheets against 541 foreign nationals from three countries for attending Markaz at Nizamuddin in national capital by violating visa conditions, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating government guidelines, issued in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
The police filed the chargesheets before Metropolitan Magistrate Archana Beniwal who put up the matter for consideration of the charegsheets on June 25.
According to the chargesheets, 42 of the accused are from Malaysia, 85 from different parts of Kyrgystan and 414 from different parts of Indonesia.
According to the chargesheets, all the foreign nationals have been booked for violating visa rules, violating government guidelines issued in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic and regulations regarding Epidemic diseases Act, Disaster Management Act and prohibitory orders under section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure.
They have also been for the offences under sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and 271 (Disobedience to quarantine rule) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Foreigners Act.
The Centre has cancelled their Visa and blacklisted them. The foreign nationals have not been arrested yet.
Till date 47 charge sheets have been filed against 915 foreign nationals in the case.
The police had filed 20 charge sheets against 82 foreigners from 20 countries on Tuesday and 15 on Wednesday against 294 from 14 countries in the case.
The 294 foreigners belonged to countries, including Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and several African nations.