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Maharashtra: FIR against 150 Tablighi Jamaat attendees for violating quarantine, preventive orders

ANI | Updated: Apr 07, 2020 13:48 IST


Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 7 (ANI): An FIR has been registered against 150 people, associated with Delhi's Tablighi Jamaat, here at Azad Maidan police station for violating quarantine and official preventive orders, police said.
The FIR has been lodged under Sections 271 and 188 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
"FIR registered against 150 people of Tablighi Jamaat at Azad Maidan police station for violating quarantine orders (IPC Section 271) and violating govt official preventive order (IPC Section 188). FIR also registered under IPC Section 269, besides the earlier two sections of 271 and 188," the police said.
The Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi has emerged as a hotspot for COVID-19 after several positive cases from across India were linked to the gathering including deaths in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Telangana.
23 more COVID-19 cases were reported from Maharashtra on Tuesday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 891.

With an increase of 354 COVID-19 cases, India's tally of total positive cases rose to 4,421, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.
Out of the 4,421 cases, 3,981 are active cases while 325 cases have been cured or discharged and one migrated. The total death toll stands at 114. (ANI)

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