It is known how crucial role the Tablighi Jamaat religious gathering played in India’s fight with the Corona pandemic. In Telangana, about 85% percent of the cases belong to the Jamaat attendees and their contacts. Thousands of Muslims attended this event and there are foreigners who are said to be the roots of the COVID-19 virus spread in India.
Now the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is all set to summon Tablighi Jamaat Markaz chief Maulana Saad in connection with a money laundering case lodged against him. The agency has also named Markaz, the organization of Maulana Saad, as accused in the case.
After the Tabliji Jamaat was founded as the root cause of the thousands of cases that are being recorded in the country, the central government laid special focus on them. The agency is going through the funding documents of Markaz and they have found some disproportionate records in their funding.
The federal probe agency registered a case against Tablighi Jamaat Markaz chief Maulana Saad And 8 others under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The Income Tax Department is also looking into possible non-declaration of income, tax evasion by trustees, etc.
This enquiry from the ED is said to be just accidental when they arose with some suspicions about the organization when they were reviewing the Jamaat incident to trace the participants. Though there are doubts that all this targeting the Chief and is so much deliberate.