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17 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members released on bail in U.P.

A file photo of people being evacuated from the Tablighi Jamaat centre in Delhi for COVID-19 testing.

A file photo of people being evacuated from the Tablighi Jamaat centre in Delhi for COVID-19 testing.   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

Seventeen members of the Tablighi Jamaat from Indonesia and Thailand, who were arrested in March, have been released on bail, police said on Thursday.

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Chief Judicial Magistrate Navneet Kumar Bharti on Wednesday ordered their release on surety of ₹25,000 each.

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The foreigners, 10 from Indonesia and seven from Thailand, were arrested in March under various sections, including the Passport Act, the Foreigners’ Act and the Epidemic Act.

They were in jail from April 11 after completing their quarantine period.

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