The Delhi Police on Tuesday evening (31 March) released a 23 March video of the station house officer (SHO) Nizamuddin giving a stern warning to senior members of the Markaz Nizamuddin which played host to the infamous Tablighi Jamaat gathering.
This gathering has emerged as a large coronavirus infection vector in the country.
In the video the SHO can be heard saying that despite repetitive directives and warnings 1,500 to 2,000 people kept gathering at Markaz. The irritated SHO then said that clear cut instructions have been given to prevent a gathering of over five people to ensure their own safety.
“Aap logon ko baar baar aagah karne ke bavajood bhi ye samasya hal nahin ho rahi hai (Despite repeated reminders this issue is not being resolved)“, said the SHO.
After serving a notice to one of the individuals present there the police officer made it clear that if the instructions are not followed he will be forced to take strict legal action. He also instructed the attendees to talk to the SDM for evacuating the 1,000 odd individuals remaining in the mosque premises.
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