DEHRADUN: As the number of coronavirus cases increase in the state, Uttarakhand police chief on Sunday evening warned Tablighi Jamaat followers that if anyone dies due to COVID-19, a case of murder will be registered against them.
Director-general of police Uttarakhand Anil Raturi requested Tablighi Jamaat followers to come forward by Monday if they had any travel history to Delhi or attended any congregation during the period of coronavirus outbreak.
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'I request all Tablighi Jamaat or any other Jamaat followers with travel history of attending the congregation in Nizamuddin or elsewhere to come forward till April 6 2019, and we will provide every medical help. If need be you will be helped with quarantine facilities and furthermore,' said Anil Raturi.
Raturi further added that if anyone hides facts of travel history or being exposed to that leads to death of anyone, a case of murder, attempt to murder and other sections will be registered for further action.
Cases in Uttarakhand have spiked from seven to 26 out of which 19 were identified as Tablighi Jamaat followers who attended the religious congregation in Delhi.