Centre spreading coronavirus with help of Tablighi Markaz attendees: Maharashtra Home Minister

Anil Deshmukh, in his letter to the Centre, raised eight questions to Union Home Ministry, Delhi police and NSA Ajit Dhoval.

Published: 08th April 2020 05:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2020 07:26 PM   |  A+A-

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh (Photo | ANI)

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MUMBAI: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday questioned the way Delhi Police and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval handled the recently-held Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi.

He also accused the Union Home Ministry of spreading coronavirus in other states with the help of Markaz attendees. "The BJP-led government allowed the religious event for spreading coronavirus across India", Deshmukh said.

The minister said Maharashtra government had turned down the permission to Nizamuddin Markaz for its 'congratulations meeting' of about 50,000 people at Vasai scheduled on March 14-15. The permission was sought on February 5. However, in wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the state government didn't give nod to hold the programme, the minister said.

Anil Deshmukh, in his letter to the Centre, raised eight questions to Union Home Ministry, Delhi police and NSA Ajit Doval.

"Doval went to meet Markaz chief Maulana Saad at 2 am. Why did the NSA go to meet him? What Was the job of Doval or Delhi Police there? Why both Doval and Delhi Police chief have not spoken yet on this issue? What exactly transpired between Maulana and Ajit Doval should be disclosed to the public," Deshmukh demanded.

"Again, why did the Maulana go into hiding after meeting Doval? Where is he now and what connection the NSA has with this Maulana," asked Deshmukh.

He also asked why the Delhi police gave permission to Nizamuddin Markaz to hold the event. "The Nizamuddin police station is near the place Tablighi Jamaat event took place. Why the police didn't stop this programme immediately. This congregation spread coronavirus to other states. For this act, the Union Home Ministry is responsible as Delhi Police functions under it," Deshmukh alleged.

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  • Jai Prakash Dubey

    The question is very correct by Home Minister Maharashtra The Centre Govt Ministry of Home should come up with correct answer.???????????????? Yes It's true Due to Markus Tablighi jamaat Nizamuddin corona Viruse spread all over the India
    1 month ago reply
  • Prof. Lalit Kumar

    During UPA era intelligence agents use to monitor going on at major Friday namaz. It is impossible that the Home Ministry had no inking of the big gathering. Can not accept that the Indian government is so irresponsible.
    1 month ago reply
  • Balachandar Govindan

    what is Maharashtra govt doing to stop corona? Why has there no lockdown yet in Maharashtra? What is it doing for hot spot areas in Mumbai? people are dying like pigs & you are busy criticizing. what about the poor bankers & doctors? Any safety measures?
    1 month ago reply
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