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Congress politician who hide his visit to Nizamuddin event, and family tests COVID-19 positive

The Congress leader has been found to hide his travel history of his visit to Markaz Nizamuddin, Tablighi Jamaat headquarters and now, one of the biggest corona virus hotspots of the country in March. When the issue of religious gathering came into light, five people of the Deenpur village in Najafghar were found as of the people who attended the event and the Congress leader was one of them. The former leader has been booked of allegedly spreading corona virus to his wife and daughter and hiding the travel details, all of the three members (politician, wife, and daughter) have been admitted to Ambedkar hospital, New Delhi. The village in Southwest Delhi, where he lives has been declared as the containment zone, meaning no one can move out of their homes at all. The Deenpur village is a residential area with 250 homes which has been sealed now and the villagers are advised to stay indoors. They have been asked to contact the government agencies for essential supplies.

According to the police officials, when the information on anyone visiting Nizamuddin event was being sought the Congress leader hid his travel details and later he developed the symptoms of the virus and tested positive. During the inquiries the politician did not show any symptoms but during the technical investigations the clear confirmation was given of him visiting the Tablighi Jamaat event. After the analysis of his call records and physical enquiry, the officials said that the politician has harmed the health of everyone near him. After his travel history was exposed the Congress leader was home quarantined but during a physical verification of the people home quarantined in that area, he was not found at home by the health authorities.

The FIR has been filed against the politician at Chhawla police station under section 188 (for disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) Of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of Epidemic Diseases Act. The Tabligh-e-Jamaat’s Markaz in Nizamuddin West is the major hotspot of the country for COVID -19, which was evacuated by 2,361 people in 36-hour operation. Delhi has 720 corona virus cases including 12 deaths and major proportion of the cases have been traced to the Tablighi Jamaat event, which completely disobeyed the social distancing guidelines and subsequent lockdown orders. Delhi police is tracing all the residents of the 22 hotspots of the state and using invasive methods for the people who are not telling the truth or hiding the facts about their travel details. Delhi police is continuously enforcing the lockdown and home quarantine norms for everyone and rigorous surveillance and information gathering through physical verification and technical monitoring is being conducted.

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