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Kanpur Police announces reward on Tablighi Jamaat members

IG (Kanpur Police) Mohit Agarwal said that the identity of those giving information would be kept secret

Monday April 20, 2020 5:58 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Kanpur Coronavirus Tablighi Jamaat

Kanpur: In yet another case of targeting members of a single community, the Kanpur Police have announced a reward for those providing information about Tablighi Jamaat members who may be in "hiding" in the district.

The Kanpur Police announced on Monday that those who give information about the members of Tablighi Jamaat will be rewarded Rs 10,000 each.

IG (Kanpur Police) Mohit Agarwal said that the identity of those giving information would be kept secret.

"The number of cases in Kanpur is rising, which means that the "Jamaatis are still hiding" and are not coming out," the IG said, in an open disregard to WHO guidelines that bars segregation of corona virus cases on the basis of religion, caste or creed.

For the governments in India and Uttar Pradesh, Tablighi Jamaat members are among the potential coronavirus carriers in the country and the state after it organized an Ijtema in Delhi's Nizamuddin area last month.

Kanpur, which has been marked as a Covid-19 hotspot in the state, has reported 74 positive cases. As many as 17 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours.

Earlier, Azamgarh SP Triveni Singh had announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for those who give information about Jamaat attendees in the district.

Interestingly, Kanpur Police announced the reward on members of Tablighi Jamaat on the day when Prime Minister Modi called for unity and said Corona virus (Covid-19) does not see caste, creed and religion.

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