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Shocking! Search party on lookout for Tablighi Jamaat attendees fired upon in Bihar’s Madhubani

Nizamuddin has become a hotspot of coronavirus in the country. Nearly 2,500 people from different cities participated in the religious event earlier this month.

Shocking! Search party on lookout for Tablighi Jamaat attendees fired upon in Bihar’s Madhubani
Joint Secretary in the ministry Lav Agarwal at a press conference around 4 pm said there had been 693 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths since Sunday. 

While the government is racing against time to trace members of the Tablighi Jamaat who attended a religious congregation last month, a shocking report of a search party including Bihar Police personnel being fired upon by unidentified assailants has been reported from Bihar’s Madhubani, reports Times Now. The search party included Bihar police personnel.

As per the report, the police received a tip-off about the presence of jamaatis at a local mosque when they were organising a jamaat. Since they had links to the event that took place in Delhi between March 1 and 15, police reached the mosque to detain the jamaatis and isolate them.

Police said the event at a local mosque was being organised despite a sweeping lockdown that is place in view of coronavirus outbreak. According to Jhanjharpur DSP Amit Sharan, three people have been arrested in connection with the attack.

Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey said that they are monitoring and trying to track down 86 people and 57 foreigners who had attended the event in Nizamuddin in Delhi. The cops have quarantined 48 of them so far.

Nizamuddin has become a hotspot of coronavirus in the country. Nearly 2,500 people from different cities participated in the event and thus violated the preventive measures announced by the government in view of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs in a letter addressed to the chief secretaries of states and the police chiefs has warned states that members of the Tablighi Jamaat are spread across the country and are potential carriers of the deadly coronavirus. It said all foreign delegates who arrived in different states on tourist visa should be screened and reported.

According to the MHA data, around 2,100 foreigners arrived in the country in 2020 and have been associated with Tablighi Jamaat activities in different cities. Many of them have tested positive for the deadly virus.

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