New Delhi: G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Home said in Rajya Sabha that Tablighi Jamaat was the main reason for spreading the coronavirus in the country.
In response to a question whether “a major reason of spread of corona in Delhi and other States was assembly of Tablighi jamaat people”, Reddy replied, “As reported by Delhi Police, despite guidelines/ orders issued by various authorities in pursuance of the outbreak of COVID-19, a huge gathering assembled inside a closed premise; over a protracted period of time; without any semblance of social distancing or provision of masks and sanitizers. This also caused spread of Corona Virus infection amongst many persons.”
Reddy also said that 233 people associated with the Tablighi Jamaat have been arrested by the Delhi Police. At the same time investigations into Nizamuddin Markaz chief Maulana Saad is still underway.
A case has been registered against him by Delhi Police, under sections 304, 308, 336, 188, 269, 270, 271 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code, Section 14-B of the Foreigners Act 1946, Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 and Section 51/58 Disaster Management Act 2005.