India prosecutes Tabligh chief, 6 others for ‘culpable homicide’

Staff Correspondent | Published: 12:23, Apr 16,2020


Saad Kandhalvi. -- NDTV photo

India has prosecuted global Tablighi Jamaat faction chief Saad Kandhalvi and his six associates for culpable homicide as the probe indicated that their action led to deaths due to novel coronoavirus infections.

Delhi Police public relations officer Mandeep Randhawa said that section 304 of Indian Penal Code had been added to the existing first information report against Saad at the opinion of the public prosecutor, reports Times of India.

Police have also sent notices to 18 members on the organising committee of the Tabligh Jamaat.

Saad was last seen on March 28 and later claimed through an audio message that he was in self-isolation. He has been communicating with police through his legal counsel. His representative earlier said the cleric would appear before police if called.

Police also issued a lookout circular against the 1,890 foreigners who attended the event at Nizamuddin in Delhi and are now suspected to be hiding in different parts of India. 

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