The ban on Dr Zakir Naik’s NGO, Islamic Research Foundation has been upheld by a special tribunal. The tribunal said that Naik’s NGO is involved in activities threatening sovereignty, unity, integrity and security of India.
In a money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate submitted a complaint against Aamir Gazdar, a close aide of controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik. The ED says that Gazdar is an associate of Naik and operated as a front while dealing with funds of the Islamic Research Foundation.
The ED says in its complaint that an offence under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act has been committed.
A special court has reserved its order on whether to issue a non-bailable warrant against Dr Zakir Naik or not. The order is likely to be passed on Thursday. On Tuesday the Enforcement Directorate had moved the court seeking issuance of a non-bailable warrant against controversial against controversial Islamic preachers Dr Zakir Naik. The application was moved in the Special Prevention of Money Laundering Court in Mumbai.
The National Investigation Agency has issued yet another summons to controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik. Incidentally, this is the third summons in the past two months and Naik has been told to appear before the agency on April 17.
The attachment of assets was carried out under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
He has been directed to appear before the NIA at its headquarters in Delhi on March 14.
An ED officials however informed OneIndia that the offer will be rejected.
Taking 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.