A Delhi court docket Saturday directed police to launch the passports of 35 foreigners, who had been acquitted final December in a case through which they had been chargesheeted for attending the Tablighi Jamaat congregation by allegedly disobeying authorities pointers issued within the wake of the pandemic. The court docket’s instructions got here after the investigating officer submitted he has no objection to releasing the passports.
Advocate Ashima Mandla, showing for the foreigners, submitted that lookout circulars issued towards them had been closed earlier this month.
The functions, moved via Mandla and Mandakini Singh, sought launch of passports which had been in police custody. The pleas famous that the Supreme Courtroom had on January 13 directed the federal government to facilitate the return of the acquitted foreigners to their respective international locations.
Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Arun Kumar Garg, within the order, mentioned: “… contemplating the info that accused have… been acquitted by the court docket vide judgment dated December 15, 2020, non-filing of attraction/revision by state towards judgment dated December 12, 2020, of this court docket until date, and that LOC(s) qua the applicant(s) have already been closed by DCP pursuant to instructions of Supreme Courtroom of India, the appliance of current applicant(s) is disposed off with instructions to launch unique passport(s) of applicant(s) to applicant(s) or his/her (their) legal professional towards correct acknowledgement as per guidelines, after verification of his/her (their) identification.”