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    Push for red notice against Zakir Naik

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    The move assumes significance as it comes at a time when the Malayasian authorities have banned Naik from delivering public speeches .

    ET Bureau
    MUMBAI: Indian investigating agencies are preparing to make a renewed pitch before the Interpol for issuance of a red notice against controversial televangelist Zakir Naik, who has run into further trouble and is facing the heat from Malaysian authorities over his racially sensitive remarks Twice in the past, Interpol had rejected National Investigation Agency’s (NIA’s) request to issue an RCN against Naik; but this time the Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing money laundering and terror funding charges against Naik, has decided to write to the Interpol, at least two people in the know of the development told ET.

    The move assumes significance as it comes at a time when the Malayasian authorities have banned Naik from delivering public speeches after he allegedly made racially sensitive comments. Naik has apologised subsequently. An Red notice is a request to law enforcement agencies worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action. Earlier in May, the ED had filed a prosecution complaint equivalent to a charge sheet against Naik and his aides.

    The federal agency had claimed to have identified proceeds of the crime to the tune of Rs 193.06 crore of which properties worth Rs 50.46 crore have been attached. The charge sheet stated that ED’s investigation had revealed “mostof the incriminating speeches of Naik were delivered during the 10-day peace conference organised by the now proscribed Islamic Research Foundation.” (IRF)”.
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    7 Comments on this Story

    anil rathod394 days ago
    Bring this Naik back to India and punish him accordingly for his sins. He is the one who misguide muslim youths against other religions and nation.
    Sadaf Ali394 days ago
    I am proud of you Zakir Naik and I will always be your admirer. You have inspired me and made me a better Muslim. Go hero ! May Allahtala always protect you.
    Zakir Rahmani395 days ago
    Naik is freely rooming hate preacher who is very very dangerous for society specially Muslim society, he is much more dangerous than drug peddlers and poisoning the brains of youth and dragging the growth of India.
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