MANGALDAI: A team of Darrang Police on Sunday morning successfully traced nine members of the Tablighi Jamaat who returned from Mumbai. Despite the appeal by the State Government to all people from Assam who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi to come forward, these nine attendees were secretly taking shelter in the house of a villager in Kharupetia area of the district. Significantly, neither the villagers, members of Tablighi Jamaat nor the local gaon burha felt the need to inform the police of their arrival in the village.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of police led by Circle Inspector Dina Bondhu Kakati recovered the members of the Tablighi Jamaat from their hideout in the residence of one Yakub Ali of village Kamarpara under Kharupetia Police station. Interestingly, Yakub Ali and his family are absconding.
According to the confession of the nine attendees of the religious congregation in New Delhi, they were taking shelter in the house of Yakub Ali since March 24. They are residents of Malad in Mumbai and they had taken part in the Nizamuddin congregation. They came to Kharupetia through Kolkata. The nine members are Danish Ali, Kafil Ali, Samsher Ali, Jayed Ali, Ajmal Ali, Mubasir Ali, Saniullah, Habibur, Akram Ali and Sayeb Ali. They said that 40 more members of the Tablighi Jamaat coming from other States were secretly taking shelter in different parts of the district. The police have handed the members of Tablighi Jamaat to the health department for their health check-up.