UP: 24 Tablighi members from Assam, Karnataka booked for 'spreading' COVID-19

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Muzaffarnagar, India Published: May 07, 2020, 03.41 PM(IST)

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The accused were found residing in Patwari mosque in Kairana town in Shamli district since April 23.

A total of 24 Tablighi Jamaat members from Karnataka and Assam were booked for staying in a mosque without giving information to police in Kairana town in Shamli district, a police official said.

According to SHO Yashpal Dhama, a case was registered on Wednesday against 24 people of the Jamaat under provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.

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The accused were found residing in Patwari mosque in Kairana town in Shamli district since April 23.

In another similar case, police registered a case against 10 Tablighi Jamaat members for residing in a mosque without giving prior information at Shernagar village under New Mandi police station in Muzaffarnagar district.

Police said a case was registered on Wednesday against the 10 Jamaat members under IPC Section 188 and Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act in this connection.

Among the 10 people, one member tested positive for the virus and Shernagar village was declared a hotspot by authorities.

The Jamaat members residing in Shernagar village had apparently come from Delhi's Nizamuddin on March 23.

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