GUWAHATI, April 5 - A case has been registered by Assam Police against Tablighi Jamaat members, including at least five from Assam, on various sections of the IPC and Passport (Entry to India) Act 1920.
The case has been registered at Changsari police station following an FIR by Dr Eeshankur Saikia of North Guwahati who alleged that the Markaz members conspired against the nation by spreading bio-terrorism.
Besides the main Markaz members in Delhi, the FIR also named five others from the State who attended the congregation and were said to be missing � Masud Azhar of South Mandakata, Sahidur Ahmed of Mandakata, Akibur Jaman of Mandakata, Hafiz Abdul Mannan Laskar of Amingaon and Abdul Khan of Amingaon.
The case has been registered under section 270 of IPC which relates to �malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life� and the Passport Act.
�The Markaz leaders, by facilitating entry of more than 1000 foreign Jamaatis through Tourist Visa, and not Missionary Visa, that too at a time when the terror of COVID-19 is engulfing the entire world, disobeyed the government order not to hold any such events. These traitors have spread the virus to sixteen states and increased the infection by 35 per cent through the infected persons from the 4,000 Jamaatis who gathered for the congregation, using them as soldiers of bio-terrorism. This has created a sense of fear amongst people and worsened the normal situation,� the FIR stated.
This FIR also sought appropriate action against those persons who had concealed the information that they had returned from another state or abroad and helped in spreading the disease endangering human life.