The Central government on Friday submitted before the Supreme Court that there is no need for any probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the gathering of Tablighi Jamaat held in the Nizamuddin area of the national capital Delhi.
The Gathering had reportedly become an epicentre for the spread of coronavirus in the country, with hundreds of attendees, including many foreign nationals, testing positive for the virus.
The Centre made the submissions in an affidavit filed before the court today, in which it said that the probe in the matter is being conducted on a day to day basis in accordance with the law and all efforts are being made to submit a report in a time-bound manner.
The affidavit was submitted in the court while responding to a petition filed by Supriya Pandita seeking a CBI investigation into the alleged lapses by the Delhi government and Delhi Police which led to the Gathering at Tablighi Jamaat.
Notably, the CBI had last week registered a preliminary enquiry against Tablighi Jamaat gathering and many complaints alleging that the organisation’s trust indulged in dubious cash transactions.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have filed several charge sheets against foreign nationals who attended the gathering in March this year.
Several FIRs have also been filed against Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Disaster Management Act.