How Zakir Naik’s IRF and Kerala youth furthered ISIS propaganda in India

Mumbai, Aug 1: A court in Mumbai has framed charges against one person in connection with the Nagpada ISIS case. Arshi Qureshi was charged under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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ED attaches Rs 18.37 crore assets of Zakir Naik’s IRF

The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth Rs 18.37 crore of the Islamic Research Foundation. The IRF run by Dr Zakir Naik was banned by the union home ministry.

The attachment of assets was carried out under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

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ED rejects Zakir Naik’s plea to depose through Skype

zakirIslamic Preacher Zakir Naik, who runs the Islamic Research Foundation has informed the Enforcement Directorate that he is ready to give his statement through video-conferencing.

An ED officials however informed OneIndia that the offer will be rejected.

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Centre wants in-camera hearing on ban on Zakir Naik’s NGO

zakirTaking into account the sensitivity of the case, the Union government has said that the proceedings relating to the ban on Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Non-Governmental Organisation Islamic Research Foundation must be in-camera.

After the ban was imposed on the IRF, the special tribunal has been examining the matter as per norms.

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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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Contain Zakir Naik for peace and harmony: Centre to tell Tribunal

zakirNew Delhi, Dec 22: Zakir Naik’s lectures that allegedly justified suicide bombings is one of the many documents that the government has submitted before a Tribunal looking into the ban imposed on the Islamic Research Foundation.
The Judicial Tribunal was set up after the government banned the IRF, which is run by Naik. Once a ban is imposed, a Tribunal would hear out the government as well as the organisation.

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Revealed: How Zakir Naik laundered money through his relatives’ accounts

zakirnaikBengaluru, Dec 17: A new report claims to reveal as to how did Dr Zakir Naik, the controversial Islamic preacher transferred money received by the NGO to the accounts held by his relatives. According to the Economic Offences Wing, it was found that the money which came into the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) was moved into accounts held by his relatives and later routed through some companies.

The Enforcement Directorate has also sought a reply from the National Investigation Agency regarding information on the financial transactions of Zakir Naik’s NGO.

Zakir Naik’s money trail- His family has the answers

zakirMumbai, Dec 21: In a bid to get to the bottom of the money trail, investigating officials have started questioning Dr Zakir Naik’s family members. Investigations found that Naik, the controversial Islamic preacher, had used accounts of his family members to transfer money received by his NGO, Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).

Officials from various agencies have been questioning his family members to understand the money trail. Investigators are looking into accounts and are also trying to find out for what purpose the money had been used.

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Realty, construction firms associated with Zakir Naik under NIA scanner

zakirnaikNew Delhi, Nov 29: The National Investigation Agency has drawn up a list of realty firms which have had dealings with the Dr Zakir Naik Islamic Research Foundation which has now been banned.

It is part of the investigation and we need to find out why these firms had transacted with the IRF, a National Investigation Agency official told OneIndia.

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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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