AU prof booked for ‘sheltering foreigners’ suspended by varsity

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By: Express News Service | Lucknow |

Published: April 25, 2020 6:17:05 am


coronavirus, coronavirus outbreak, coronavirus in up, tablighi jamaat cases in up, tablighi jaamat patient arrested, up police, indian express news Shahid can also be accused of not informing the district administration in regards to the keep of international nationals. (Representational Photo)

THREE days after the police arrested a 55-year-old political science professor for  allegedly arranging keep of international nationals with out informing the district administration, the Allahabad University on Friday suspended him.

“The university’s vice-chancellor R R Tewari ordered the suspension of professor Mohmmad Shahid on Friday,” stated the college’s public relations officer, Shailendra Mishra.

He added that Shahid was suspended as per guidelines , as he has been in judicial custody for greater than 48 hours.

On April 21, the Prayagraj police arrested 30 individuals, together with Shahid and 16 international nationals, on a number of prices after they accomplished the obligatory 14-day quarantine interval at a camp. Police arrested them after their medical report confirmed none of them discovered contaminated with coronavirus. Among the 16 international nationals – seven are from Indonesia and 9 from Thailand. All 30 individuals are lodged at a short lived jail after an area court docket despatched them to judicial custody.

Police stated Shahid is accused of allegedly hiding his participation in a congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi final month and arranging keep of seven Indonesian at a mosque in Prayagraj regardless of the lockdown.

He can also be accused of not informing the district administration in regards to the keep of international nationals.

On April 8, district officers went to his residence and put him and his members of the family in
quarantine.

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