Azamgarh: After Nizamuddin Markaz turned out to be a hotspot for coronavirus outbreak in the country, many members of the Tablighi Jamaat event have gone into hiding. In a bid to catch hold of them, the Uttar Pradesh police have decided to reward people for helping to trace them who have not yet reported to the authorities, despite several warnings.
According to the reports, Azamgarh Superintendent of Police Triveni Singh announced that those informing the police about the Tablighi Jamaat members will be given a cash reward of Rs 5,000, adding their identity will be kept a secret.
“The Jamaat members are still hiding. We have made an appeal to them that if they come up and appear before the authorities, no action will be initiated against them,” Superintendent of Police Triveni Singh said.
“But, if the information about them comes to us through another source, strict action will be initiated against them,” the official said.
The epicentre came to limelight after thousands of Jamaatis were found holed up in the Markaz Nizamuddin in violation of lockdown guidelines. And many members of this event have tested positive for the virus.