Telangana Police Book 10 Indonesians Who Had Tested Positive With COVID-19 After Attending Tablighi Jamaat EventTelangana Coronavirus Update

Telangana police on Tuesday (7 April) have filed cases against 10 Indonesian nationals who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi and tested positive with the novel coronavirus, Jagran reported.

All 10 individuals, who came to Karimnagar last month, have completed their treatment in Hyderabad’s Gandhi Hospital. They have been booked for violation of the provisions of Foreigners Act.

Two agents who accompanied the group of Indonesians and four local hosts from Karimnagar were also charged under the Epidemic Diseases Act, Disaster Management Act and also under Indian Penal Code.

Karimnagar police commissionerate's Town police station suo moto registered the case under Section 14 of the Foreigners Act. However, no arrests have been made yet.

The Indonesians have completed their treatment and have been discharged from the hospital, Chief Minister (CM) K Chandrashekhar Rao said late Monday.

A police officer said the agents and local hosts were booked for not informing authorities about the presence of foreigners and their health condition.

The foreigners, accompanied with two agents, had reached Ramagundam by AP Sampark Kranti Express on 14 March. From Ramagundam they reached Karimnagar by a private vehicle.

They were staying at a mosque in the town and going around as part of Tablighi activity. Two days later the health authorities shifted all of them to Hyderabad, where they tested positive.

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