Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday lodged an FIR against 12 Bangladeshi nationals who attended the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz last month.
As per reports, these twelve foreigners have now been put under administrative quarantine at a college in Thana Bhawan town in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district on Saturday.
They were found to be hiding in a mosque at Bhasani village in Uttar Pradesh.
They have also been booked under the Foreigner’s Act by the Thana Bhawan police station in the district.
Moreover, two out of the 12 foreigners have also been tested COVID-19 positive on Friday.
The police have also booked two persons who had sheltered them in the mosque.
The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has recently blacklisted 960 foreigners, who are currently in India on tourist visas, for their involvement in TablighiJamaat activities.
The decision to blacklist the foreigners has been taken by the ministry under the directions of Union home minister Amit Shah, the ministry said.
The TablighiJamaat which was held at Nizamuddin Markaz has emerged as a new epicenter for the spread of COVID-19 in different parts of India after thousands of people took part in a congregation from March 1-15.
As many as 647 COVID- 19 positive cases have been reported from 14 states and UTs across India including Assam which has TablighiJaamat connection, said Union Health Ministry on Friday.
‘In last two days 647 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from 14 states and UTs in India,” said LavAgrawal, joint secretary in the Health Ministry.