Concern For Tamil Nadu: A Tablighi Jamaat Member Attends Nizamuddin Markaz Events Faking Aadhaar Number

Swarajya Staff

Apr 16, 2020, 01:07 PM | Updated 01:07 PM IST

Tamil Nadu coronavirus cases rise.
Tamil Nadu coronavirus cases rise.

A person took a flight from Tamil Nadu for the Tablighi Jamaat Aalami Markaz Nizamuddin congregations last month in Delhi faking his Aadhaar number, creating concern among State officials.

The officials are worried since the congregations at the Nizamuddin Markaz, also known as Banglewali Masjid, are the source of Coronavirus (Covid-19) for nearly 90 per cent of those who have tested positive for the pandemic virus in the State.

Puthiya Thalaimurai television reported that the incident came to light after police knocked at the door of a person at Valavanthi village near Musiri in Trichy district.

Chelladurai, the Valavanthi resident, was traced by the officials using the Aadhaar number that was given by a person who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat events.

The Valavanthi resident, who runs a petty shop attached to his house, told the officials that he did not go for the Nizamuddin event at all. He said he had not gone out of the village during the period he was reported to have gone to Delhi.

Despite his protests, he was taken to the hospital for Coronavirus screening. The results showed him testing negative for the pandemic virus.

This forced the officials to scurry to the airport to find out more details. It then transpired that a person called Subeer Ali had travelled to Delhi misusing Chelladurai’s Aadhaar number.

While Chelladurai, his family and village got perturbed over the development, officials have launched a search for the person who actually travelled in the flight to Delhi.

So far, Tamil Nadu has 1,242 Coronavirus cases with 1,117 being traced to the Tablighi Jamaat congregations. Fourteen people have died of the pandemic virus.

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