Immigration at Delhi IGI Airport intercepts 8 members of Malaysian Tablighi Jammat

NEW DELHI: The immigration wing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) intercepted eight members of the Malayasia while trying to board the relief flight to their country.

Sources from the immigration department told ANI that the eight members will be turned over to the police.

The immigration department has a list of Jamaat members who attended the religious meeting in Delhi, and according to this list, the eight members who were trying to return to their country were intercepted.

Immediately after completing the formalities, the eight Malays were handed over to staff (CISF) at the airport and an additional process is underway to turn them over to the Delhi Police.

According to the standard established by the Center, all those who were intercepted must remain in quarantine in India.

The Tablighi Jamaat event held in March in the Markaz building, Delhi area, has become a hotspot for Covid-19 after several positive cases from across India were linked to the meeting, including deaths in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana.

Many foreign citizens who attended the religious gathering, among other Indians, have tested positive for Covid-19 and nearly 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat members and their contacts have been quarantined across the country so far, a ministry official said Saturday. inland.

The Center and state governments have been tracking and verifying everyone who attended the event in an attempt to stop the spread of the disease and provide treatment to infected people.