Even as rumours are flying about that Rohingyas could have attended Tabligh-e-Jamaat at Nizamuddin markaz in Delhi, alerting the state intelligence units to track their whereabouts, a Trichy man who didn’t even step out of his village has been taken to hospital forcefully because someone traveled to Delhi using his Aadhar ID.
Chelladurai, who runs a small shop in a Trichy village, was forcefully taken away from his house by police, revenue and health officials on the assumption that he didn’t report for COVID-19 testing after travelling to Delhi based on the air ticket. As Chelladurai was dragged away both his family and neighbours protested that he has never traveled on a plane and that they’ve been seeing him in the village everyday. But the officials didn’t believe them and took him to the government hospital. They did a swab test on him which returned a negative result.
Meanwhile officials checked the air ticket which had the name of one Jubir Ali. The poor man has been sent home now and the police are investigating to find the whereabouts of Jubir Ali. While Puthiya Thalaimurai, a TV news channel reported that Chelladurai was traced using Delhi air travel history, Nakeeran, an investigative journal claimed that the police said “While preparing the list of recent international travelers we came upon his address which is why we contacted him. It must be that the one who really went abroad used a fake passport.”
Which version is true or if both versions are true is yet unknown. Either way that someone used a fake passport and/or fake Aadhar is clear and that they might have COVID-19 infection and yet roaming free. If the first version of Delhi travel and the name of the original traveler is true, then it might have other implications.
What if he went to Tabligh-e-Jamaat? What was the purpose of hiding his identity? With what purpose were foreigners and other state Islamic preachers staying hidden in the remotest parts of Bharat? Will the intelligence agencies wake up at least now? Or is it left to the intelligence of vigilant villagers?
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