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Karnataka IAS Officer Tweets On Tablighi Jamaat, Gets Show Cause Notice

Karnataka IAS Officer Tweets On Tablighi Jamaat, Gets Show Cause Notice

Covid-19: Karnataka IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin has been given a present trigger discover (File)

Bengaluru:

Karnataka IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin, who was briefly suspended throughout Lok Sabha elections in April final 12 months for ordering a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter, has been served a present trigger discover for a social media put up in regards to the Tablighi Jamaat.

In his put up Mr Mohsin praised some members of the Islamic sect that has been linked to over 1,500 coronavirus circumstances throughout the nation. He stated Jamaat members who had recovered from the an infection and donated plasma – for use for an experimental coronavirus therapy – have been “heroes” and their contribution to the struggle towards the COVID-19 virus have been being ignored.

“More than 300 Tablighi heroes are donating plasma to serve the country. What about the media? They will not show the works of humanity done by these heroes,” Mohammed Mohsin tweeted on April 27.

The Karnataka authorities has criticised the message, saying: “The adverse coverage this tweet has got in the media has been taken note (of) given the serious nature of the COVID-19 issue”.

Mr Mohsin has been given 5 days to answer the discover, which was issued on April 30, failing which motion can be taken towards him beneath the All India Service Rule (1968), the federal government added.

“I have shared no less than 40 or 50 posts about helpline numbers to COVID-19 messages from the government and Ministry of Health, including those for appeals for the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund,” Mr Mohsin stated when requested in regards to the present trigger discover, including to information company PTI, “Yes, I have got the notice and shortly will give reply as per rules”.

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Karnataka IAS officer has 5 days to answer the present trigger discover

The Tablighi Jamaat held a spiritual gathering in Delhi’s Nizamuddin locality in March in defiance of social distancing protocols. Thousands, together with foreigners, gathered on the 100-year-old mosque advanced, with a whole lot additionally staying in a six-floor dormitory on the campus.

As Jamaat members dispersed to return to their houses throughout the nation, over 1,500 coronavirus circumstances with hyperlinks to the Delhi occasion have been reported.

Earlier this week in Delhi 10 Jamaat members who had recovered from the an infection donated plasma for therapy of different coronavirus sufferers. Others made comparable donations at totally different quarantine centres throughout the nation, sources informed information company PTI this week.

News of the plasma donations drew a pointy response from Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who stated “those who committed sin to spread the virus were now claiming to be corona warriors”.

Mr Mohsin, who’s a 1996-batch officer now serving as Secretary to the Backward Class Welfare Department, made headlines final 12 months when he ordered a test on PM Modi’s helicopter at an election rally in Odisha.

He was suspended for his motion, which he described as “doing his duty by the rules” and which he challenged on the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).

The suspension order was stayed however disciplinary motion was beneficial.

With enter from PTI

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