Tablighi Jamaat : Delhi HC Issues Notice In Foreigners’ Plea To Quash ‘Second FIR’ [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesTablighi Jamaat : Delhi HC Issues Notice In Foreigners’ Plea To Quash ‘Second FIR’ [Read Order] Karan Tripathi2 Aug 2020 10:20 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has issued notice in plea moved by foreign nationals related to Tablighi Jamaat event who have moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the second FIR registered against them pertaining to the same chain of events for which they have already entered into a plea bargain. The Single Bench of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani has issued notices to the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has issued notice in plea moved by foreign nationals related to Tablighi Jamaat event who have moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the second FIR registered against them pertaining to the same chain of events for which they have already entered into a plea bargain. The Single Bench of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani has issued notices to the Delhi Government as well as the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. It is submitted by the Petitioners that the subsequent FIR has been registered for the same chain of events for which the Petitioners have duly entered plea bargaining and consequent deportation orders have been issued by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Saket court. Petitioners have argued that they are being compelled to repeatedly face the same interconnected charges, which infringes upon their personal liberty. The petition says: ‘The instant case is a classic example of case wherein unsubstantiated allegations have been embellished and exaggerated with most of falsehood added to a grain of truth amounting to. Unless this Hon’ble Court protects the honour and dignity of the Petitioner by intervention at this stage, even his acquittal will not wipe out the ignominy and stigma caused by ordeal of facing criminal trial.’ It is the case of the Petitioners that the prosecution is further barred to proceed with a second FIR by the doctrine of double jeopardy enshrined under Article 20(2) of the Constitution. Petitioners have further argued that illegality of this nature will completely derail the investigation in accordance of which even subsequent prosecution may be liable to be questioned and struck down. The court will next take up this matter on August 10.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more