Mumbai Police Arrest 10 Indonesian Nationals Who Attended Tablighi Jamaat Congregation At Nizamuddin

Mumbai Police Arrest 10 Indonesian Nationals Who Attended Tablighi Jamaat Congregation At NizamuddinThe Tablighi Jamaat’s transgressions are hampering India’s fight against coronavirus pandemic.

The Mumbai Police has arrested ten Indonesian nationals, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat’s congregation at New Delhi's Nizamuddin area, under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), reports Hindustan Times.

The ten arrested by the Mumbai Police were a part of a group of 12 who had been traced on 1 April. Two from the group had tested positive for COVID-19 then, following which the rest had been home quarantined for a span of 20 days. They have been arrested after their reports came negative.

According to the report, the accused were arrested on 23 April under Section 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease that is dangerous to life) Section 270 (Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code and are in police custody till 28 April.

Meanwhile, the two individuals from the grouping who had earlier tested positive and been admitted in the Lilavati Hospital in Bandra have also tested negative now. These two have been home quarantined till 8 May.

The 12 Indonesians had arrived in India on 29 February. Following their visit to the congregation in Nizamuddin in March, they travelled to Mumbai on 7 March, after which they visited various places in the city.