Bhopal : Court sends 69 Tablighi members, including 54 foreigners to jail for ‘spreading coronavirus’

Tablighi Jamaat

By Muslim Mirror Staff

Bhopal : A district court in India’s Bhopal city has sent 69 people, including 54 foreigners associated with religious group Tablighi Jamaat to jail for “spreading coronavirus” in the city.

A bench of Justice Suresh Sharma ordered 14-day judicial custody for the 51 members of Tablighi Jamaat on Friday, while 18 members were sent to jail a day earlier on May 14 until May 27. The court also revoked their bail pleas.

The 54 foreigners who have been sent to judicial custody belong to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, South Africa, Tanzania, Canada, London and Pennsylvania, said the police reports.

According to the district police, they returned to Bhopal, capital of the central state of Madhya Pradesh after participating in a religious event organised in New Delhi, and allegedly hid their travel history which led to a massive jump in Covid-19 cases in the state capital.

The police have booked them 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) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 51 of National Disaster Management Act. Besides, the 54 foreigners have also been slapped with section 13 and 14 of Foreigners Act, 1946 and their passports have also been seized by the court.

The Bhopal police presented them in the court after keeping them in a month-long quarantine after registering FIRs against them. More members will be presented in the court, claimed a senior official of Bhopal police.



  1. May Allah protect our foreign guests who came with love to learn Islam.

    Why is Moulvi Saad roaming freely, why not him arrested and all other released!

    May Allah give good sense to UP judiciary, otherwise these countries will also seize passports of all Indian tourists and workers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Tanzania, Kazakhistan, etc OR take proper instant account of these unjust BJP govts still vulturing in Corona divine calamity….

    Allahumma munzilal kitaab, ihzimhum wa zalzilhum….

  2. The Madhya Pradesh Principal Secretary of the Public Health and Family Welfare, the seniormost bureaucrat in the department, tested positive for COVID-19 even as the toll owing to the illness reached double digits in the State.

    She tested positive along with an Additional Director in the Directorate of Health Services tasked with implementing strategies to combat the outbreak in the State, according to Sudhir Dehariya, Bhopal Chief Medical and Health Officer. More than 100 persons infected by her as she did not reveal her son came back from abroad. The health department buliding was sealed because of covid-19 spread.

    Now one can ask the court, whether it will send health officer to jail ?who is proven guilty of spreading covid-19 to more than 100 people.

  3. If things goes like this comman man will certainly lose grip on Indian judicial systems it is shame to see things going like this in india once we knew it was a great nation but it is shame to say anybody that I am an Indian.Now the judicial systems are run by government it is no more a independent body

  4. mujlims should leave bhart-move over to wonerful coulties-pak, bangladesh, afghanistam iran,iraq,syria. .

    thanks- take your goats, women and kids


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