22 people including 17 foreign nationals arrested from Ranchi’s Badi Masjid

Exactly in a week’s gap again, 22 people including 17 foreign nationals from different countries were arrested in Ranchi’s Badi Masjid under Hindpidi police station limits.
In a similar raid, police had detained 11 maulvis from China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan hiding in a mosque in Tamad police station area in Jharkhand’s Ranchi. All of them were put under quarantine to contain the spread of Covid-19.
The back to back arrests of foreign nationals has raised many questions. Police seized the passport and visa of all foreigners and are investigating into all dimensions. The arrested foreign nationals have been kept in the isolation ward at Khel Gawn stadium under heightened security.
Their swab samples have been collected and sent for testing. Doctors said none of them have any symptoms of Covid-19. However, one of them is diabetic.
Among the 22 detained, eight are from Malaysia, three from England, two from West Indies, one each from Holland and Bangladesh, two from Africa, three from Delhi and one each from Gujarat and Mumbai.
Police carried out the recent raid after receiving input. They had a lead that many foreign citizens are hiding in Badi Masjid.
What they were doing amid lockdown and coronavirus scare are the questions people are raising outside the mosque when police arrested a fresh contingent of foreign nationals who were staying in Ranchi since the last few weeks though clandestinely.