New Delhi, Oct 14: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that the accused in a majority of the ISIS cases were radicalised through the videos of Zakir Naik. This is why a case was registered against Naik and others, Alok Mitta, IG NIA said.
Speaking at a conference of anti-terror teams, he said that the agency had arrested 127 people from different parts of the country in connection with ISIS case. The largest number of people were arrested from Tamil Nadu (33), Uttar Pradesh (19), Kerala (17), Telangana (14), Maharashtra (12), Karnataka (8) and Delhi (7).
New Delhi, Sep 24: The Enforcement Directorate has moved an application before the Special Prevention of Money Laundering Court to declare controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik as an economic offender.
The plea would be taken up on September 30. The ED has so far attached properties worth Rs 50 crore belonging to Naik. The ED alleges that to conceal the origin of funds and real ownership of the properties, the initial payment from the account of Naik was diverted to the accounts of his wife, son and niece and rerouted again for making bookings in the name of family members rather than in his name.
New Delhi, Aug 31: India has told the Interpol that it would want quick action on the Red Corner Notices, including the one issued against controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik.
Union Home Secretary, A K Bhalla, during his meeting with visiting Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock sought action on the RCNs that have been issued against various persons including Naik.
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 16: Malaysia has barred controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik form addressing an Islamic event that is being held between August 16-18. The move comes in the wake of Malaysian authorities stating that he would be summoned for questioning.
Authorities in Malaysia have summoned Naik after he made a sensitive comment. Several ministers in Malaysia have now been demanding the expulsion of Naik after he said that Hindus in Malaysia have 100 times more rights than the Muslim majority India.
These persons from Mumbra were running a module called the Ummat-E-Mohammaddiya and were devising a sinister plan to undertake mass killings in Mumbai.
Apart from adding poison to the prasad at a temple, they also planned on poisoning the water sources. Their interrogation by the Maharashtra ATS revealed that they were in the process of undertaking the lethal plan when they were caught.
New Delhi, July 26: Investigations have found that members of an Islamic State module, who were inspired by the speeches of controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik had planned mass killing of Hindus at a temple.
The chargesheet filed by the Anti-Terrorism squad said that the members of the ISIS arrested in January had tried to poison the maha prasad at the temple. Further these members had undergone training to make explosives. They had also taken part in blast trials at Mumbra, Maharashtra.
New Delhi, June 29: India’s tryst to extradite controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik would continue. On Friday, foreign minister, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah confirmed the receipt of India’s formal extradition request for Zakir Naik.
He however said that the government is maintaining its refusal to deport the controversial Naik to India. For now there is no new decision. We are sticking to the original decision, he said.
Mumbai, June 20: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who has been accused of inspiring terrorists has been given an ultimatum by a special court.
The Special Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court has ordered him to physically appear on July 31, failing which he would have to face the consequences. The court said if he failed to appear, a non-bailable warrant would be issued against him.
New Delhi, June 11: In recent developments, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has said that it would be moving the Interpol to bring back controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik from Malaysia to India.
Malaysia on the other hand said that it reserved the right to refuse an extradition. However India and Malaysia both have extradition treaties. For India bringing back Naik is crucial as he is being investigated for several crimes by the Enforcement Directorate and National Investigation Agency (NIA).
New Delhi, June 03: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has learnt that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik had moved funds to the tune of crores of rupees despite not having a known source of income.
The ED says that he had moved more than Rs 49 crore to bank accounts in India. “Zakir Naik, an Islamic preacher who keeps travelling around the world to deliver speeches, does not have any known source of income through any known source of employment or business. Even in such a situation, he has managed to transfer Rs 49.20 crore to his Indian bank accounts,” the ED said.