COVID19: 9 absconding Tablighi Jamaat attendees held in Assam’s Darrang


GUWAHATI: Nine absconding attendees of Tablighi Jamaat at Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz have been held in Assam’s Darrang district. All the nine attendees are from Mumbai.

A team of Assam Police caught the absconding returnees from one’s Yakub Ali’s home of Kamarpara village in Kharupetia area.

“We have caught nine members of the Jamaat in the presence of Sub-Divisional Magistrate and handed over them to a medical team. All of them are from Mumbai,” said a police officer.

According to the reports, after attending Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz, this group of nine people came to Assam through Mumbai and Kolkata. They visited several mosques in Darrang district and had been hiding in Yakub’s home since March 24.

On the other hand, Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma set a deadline for the absconding Jamaat members who had returned from Nizamuddin Markaz. Talking to media persons Dr. Sarma said that government will file criminal cases against the absconding people and those giving them shelter if they do not come out within 6 PM, Sunday.