Lucknow. The people and foreigners who joined the Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, Delhi, will also be subject to stringent legal action in the coming days. For foreign nationals against whom FIRs have been registered and their passports seized, the jail doors will be open after the quarantine period is over. The path for such foreigners to come to India again will not be easy.
Uttar Pradesh DGP Hitesh Chandra Awasthi said that the people of Tablighi Jamaat and those who came in contact with Nizamuddin Markaz are being identified and quarantined. Many such people are also coming forward, while those who hide or violate the prohibitory orders applicable for corona infection have been directed to register FIRs and take action. More than 2047 people from Uttar Pradesh who have gone to Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi have been identified. The DGP said that there are also about two hundred people who came in contact with people who came from Delhi. Thus far 1953 people have been quarantined.
Locals are also being traced to people who came in contact with the people who returned from Nizamuddin. Many people who returned from Nizamuddin’s group had quietly come to their house and no one had informed them about it. During the investigation of these deposits, 344 foreigners who have appeared so far have been quarantined. Of these, 295 have been booked by the police against the violation of lockdown, Epidemic Act, Foreign Act and Visa Rules. Apart from this, 44 FIRs have also been registered against foreign nationals in 20 districts of the state so far. However, in the sections where cases have been registered against the depositors and foreign nationals, there is a provision for punishment of less than seven years.
Meanwhile, police have also seized the passports of 249 foreign nationals. They came via tourist visa and were attending other events without notice. For these foreign nationals, after the quarantine, the prison routes will be open. In these cases, there are those who were helpful in hiding them. They will soon be screwed over. ADG law and order PV Ramasastri said that there are about 200 people who have gone to the Nizamuddin community and now are in Delhi and other states. The information of such people has been given to the respective states. The police and administration are quarantining previously infected people. The cases filed in the sequel will be examined and legal action will be taken against the accused. Intelligence system is also active in their investigation.
Information sought for other deposits
The DGP Headquarters has also sought details about the Tablighi deposits at the district level. IG law and order Jyoti Narayan says that the scope of investigation is being extended after the corona infection was found among those associated with Tablighi Jamaat. All the districts have been asked to investigate the people involved in the local Jamaat and their Nizamuddin’s contact with the people involved in the group.