Allahabad University Professor, 29 others sent to Naini jail; 153 fresh COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: As many as 30 folks, together with an Allahabad University Professor and 16 international contributors of Tablighi Jamaat meet at Nizamuddin in New Delhi, have been despatched to judicial custody on Tuesday (April 21). The listening to befell at Mehbooba Guest House in Karali by a Justice of the Peace who despatched all to Naini jail. 

Notably, all 30 folks have been arrested by the police on Monday night time. An FIR in opposition to them was lodged in Kareli, Shahganj, and Shivkuti police stations. Of these foreigners Tablighi Jamaat members, 7 are from Indonesia and 9 belong to Thailand. 

Professor Mohammad Shahid of the Political Science Department of Allahabad University is accused of offering shelter to those international Jamaat members secretly. Along with the Foreigners Act, a case has been registered to cover details about coronavirus and underneath the Epidemic Act in opposition to these foreigners, whereas others have been accused of hiding details about COVID-19 and underneath the Epidemic Act.

Earlier on March 31 night time, foreigner Tablighi Jamaat members have been caught hiding in Abdulla Mosque in Prayagraj. In the Corona check, an Indonesian was then examined constructive and was discharged merely two days in the past. 

Meanwhile, all these folks despatched to jail might be saved in separate barracks the place social distancing norms can even be adopted.

City Superintendent of Police Brijesh Kumar Shrivastava informed PTI that Prof Mohammed Shahid was arrested on costs of arranging the shelter for Indonesians among the many foreigner Tablighi Jamaat members in a mosque in Pryagraj and never informing the police about them.

Shrivastava mentioned different arrested included 9 Thailand nationals, one every from Kerala and West Bengal apart from eleven others related to Abdullah mosque and Hera mosques at Kareli within the metropolis.

The SP reportedly mentioned through the investigation, it transpired that Prof Shahid had attended the Tablighi Jamaat met at Nizamuddin in New Delhi final month together with many of those foreigners and had shielded this data from the police, apart from arranging for the foreigners’ keep in native mosques.

All 16 foreigners had come to India on a vacationer visa however had been indulging right here in propagating their faith Islam, Shrivastava mentioned.

Meanwhile, as many as 153 contemporary coronavirus circumstances, together with 65 from Agra and 33 from Rae Bareli, have been reported in Uttar Pradesh at present, taking the full rely of such circumstances within the state to 1,337 from 53 districts, the well being division mentioned.

Three COVID-19-related deaths have been additionally reported, taking the loss of life toll because of the illness to 21 within the state.

“Two deaths were reported from Moradabad and one from Aligarh,” Dr Vikasendu Agrawal, Joint Director and State Surveillance Officer, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), mentioned in a press release issued right here.

The variety of coronavirus circumstances jumped from two to 35 in Rae Bareli, with a number of folks testing constructive after coming in touch with contributors at a Tablighi Jamaat occasion, officers mentioned.

Till Monday, the district had solely two coronavirus sufferers, each of whom had attended the non secular congregation in Delhi final month. The space the place they lived was declared a containment zone and the folks within the neighbourhood have been quarantined, the officers mentioned.

According to Chief Development Officer Abhishek Goyal, the district reported 33 contemporary circumstances within the final 24 hours and all of the sufferers have been admitted to the Kripalu Institute in Munshiganj. 

The rely of energetic circumstances within the state stands at 1,154 as of now. As many as 162 COVID-19 sufferers have recovered from the illness and discharged within the state thus far. On Tuesday, 22 sufferers have been discharged.

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