Kanpur, April 20 (IANS) After Azamgarh, the Kanpur Police have now 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 Jamaatis 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.
Tablighi Jamaat members have emerged as the prime suspects among potential coronavirus carriers in India and in Uttar Pradesh after it organized a large gathering 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.