Spread of COVID-19: 233 Tablighi Jamaat persons arrested; Delhi Police investigating charges against Jamaat Chief Maulana Saad

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New Delhi: A huge inside a closed premise over a protracted period of time without following the social distancing norm and the guidelines issued by various authorities regarding the use of masks and sanitisers to check the spread of COVID-19 caused spread of Corona Virus infection among many persons.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy gave this information in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

The Minister told the House that 2361 persons of Tablighi Jamaat have been evacuated by Delhi Police from Delhi’s Nizamuddin Headquarters since 29 March 2020.

233 persons of Jamaat have been arrested by Delhi Police. Regarding Jamaat Chief Maulana Mohd. Saad, the Minister firther informed that investigation is underway.

One case relating to Tablighi gathering has been registered by Delhi Police, under Sections 304/308/336/188/269/270/271/120-B of Indian Penal Code (IPC), Section 14-B of Foreigners Act 1946, Section 3 ofEpidemic Diseases Act 1897 and Section 51/58 of Disaster Management Act 2005.

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