New Delhi: Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad who had been booked by Delhi Police for holding a week-long religious congregation in New Delhi’s Nizamuddin area violating coronavirus lockdown guidelines, has not yet produced his COVID test report.
The police said that a fresh notice was likely to be issued to Saad to get tested and join the investigation. Also that, six other members who been booked by the police have been questioned, Saad has not yet appeared for interrogation.
The Jamaat Chief had earlier insisted the test at a private laboratory, however the police demanded for a report from a Government-run laboratory.
The crime branch on March 31 filed a criminal case against Saad and the six others for defying government directives, which prohibited religious and large gatherings, to contain the spread of Covid-19. Charges related to culpable homicide not amounting to murder and criminal conspiracy were added to the case after some of the attendees died of the disease.