Uttarakhand Police ask members of Tablighi Jamaat to come forward or face stern action
In a video message, DGP Anil Kumar Raturi asked the members of Tablighi Jamaat who have returned to the state to report or face strict action.
Uttarakhand DGP Anil Kumar Raturi on April 5 appealed to members of Tablighi Jamaat who have returned to the state to report or else face stern action.
In a video message, Raturi said if Tablighis with a travel history to Nizamuddin congregation or elsewhere don't present themselves before the administration by Monday and are found responsible for hiding their symptoms or spreading the coronavirus infection to others, they will have to face stern action.
"If it is discovered after April 6 that you deliberately hid yourself and passed on the infection to others, you will be booked under the Disaster Management Act and under sections of the IPC, including attempt to murder and murder in case of a death caused by the contagion," the DGP said.
He asked them to report to the administration latest by Monday if they have returned from a Tablighi Jamaat meet to get immediate medical help.
"You will be tested if necessary and treated so that you and those around you are safe but if you deliberately hide yourself and risk your life as well as that of others around you, you will be booked," he said.
Uttarakhand has seen a sudden rise in coronavirus positive cases of late with 19 people testing positive in four days. Three tested positive on Thursday night, six on Friday and as many on Saturday followed by four more on Sunday.