NIA issues another notice to Zakir Naik

The National Investigation Agency has issued another notice to controversial Islamic preacher, Dr Zakir Naik. The NIA has directed Naik to be present at its office in Delhi on March 30.

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Come back by month end: ED tells Zakir Naik

zakirnaikControversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik whose financial transactions are under the scanner will have to appear before the Enforcement Directorate by the end of this month. Under the scanner are the fund transfers that have taken place. It was also found that almost Rs 100 crore was invested in real estate.
The ED summons has been issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act or the PMLA. Naik is believed to be in Saudi Arabia currently. The ED says that he has been told to appear before the end of this month and record his statement.

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Zakir Naik’s Rs 100 crore real estate investments under NIA scanner

zakirnaikNew Delhi, Jan 20: There is more trouble for controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. The National Investigation Agency has found transactions to the tune of almost Rs 100 crore which were allegedly invested in real estate.

The NIA has learnt that there are 78 different bank accounts through which these transactions were made. “We are in the process of examining these accounts and once the picture is clearer, we will summon him for questioning,” an NIA official said.

Overzealous Mumbai cops serve IRF notice to IS recruit

zakirnaikMumbai, Jan 10: The Mumbai police had to face some embarrassment when they served a notice to an alleged Islamic State recruit, Areeb Majeed, in connection with the Islamic Research Foundation case.
The notice was served to Majeed lodged in the Arthur Road jail by the Dongri police, despite him not being involved in the IRF case.
The police has been serving notices to several persons to appear before the judicial tribunal which would be adjudicating the decision to ban the Dr Zakir Naik run NGO, IRF.

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Ban on IRF is like the demonetisation fiasco, says Zakir Naik

zakirThe latest to take on the government on the demonetisation is Dr Zakir Naik, the controversial Islamic preacher. Naik’s NGO, the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) was banned for a period of 5 years by the Union Home Ministry.
Naik feels that the ban on his NGO may have been to distract the media from what was going on in the country post the decision to demonetise the Rs 500 and 1,000 notes.

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Was banned without a question being asked: Zakir Naik

New Delhi, Nov 25: Controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik whose NGO, Islamic Research Foundation was banned said he has no option but to seek legal recourse. Naik said that not a single question was asked before the ban was imposed. In such a scenario I have no option but to seek legal recourse he also said.
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Not once, but ISIS recruit got money from Zakir Naik’s NGO twice

zakirMumbai, Nov 25: The National Investigation Agency has found that alleged ISIS recruit, Abu Anas had received an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh towards scholarship. During the first round of the investigation, the NIA had found that an amount of Rs 80,000 had been given by the Dr Zakir Naik run, Islamic Research Foundation to Anas.
However, while probing deeper another transaction of Rs 70,000 to Anas had been found. Investigators say that the total amount given to Anas in two transactions amounted to Rs 1,50,000.

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Did the Rs 80k IRF scholarship radicalise this ISIS recruit?

zakirnaikBengaluru, Nov 23: A Rs 80,000 scholarship from the Zakir Naik run Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) was given to a person called Abu Anas in October 2015. Three months later Anas, an engineer, was on his way to Syria to fight alongside the ISIS.

He was, however, arrested. Zakir Naik’s NGO, the IRF has been banned by the Union Home Ministry for promoting acts of terror and indulging in conversions. In this context, it would not be wrong to ask if the IRF along with a scholarship was also selling a radical ideology.

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NIA files FIR against Zakir Naik, conducts raids at IRF centres

zakirMumbai, Nov 19: A team of the National Investigation Agency reached the office of controversial Islamic preacher, Dr Zakir Naik and filed an FIR.

The team would investigate the Islamic Research Foundation run by Naik. It may be recalled that the NGO had been banned by the Union Government for five years earlier this week. The NIA also conducted raids in 10 different centres of the Islamic Reserach Foundation.

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“Extolling Bin Laden, Zakir Naik proclaimed all Muslims must take up arms”

zakirnaikBengaluru, Nov 18 He promoted enmity, disharmony and hatred on the grounds of religion.

If urgent steps are not taken then there is every possibility that many youth would get motivated and radicalise to commit acts of terror, the centre said while imposing a ban on the Dr Zakir Naik run Islamic Research Foundation.

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