NIA raids two more premises of Zakir Naik’s banned IRF

So far, raids have been carried out at 20 premises in last four days

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:November 22, 2016 8:24 pm
zakir naik, conversion, arshi qureshi, zakir naik associate, islamic conversion, religion chnage, forced religion change, irf, irf scholarship, irf conversion, islamic state, indian express news Police personnel guarding outside Islamic Research Foundation, the office of Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik in Mumbai on Monday. PTI Photo

On the fourth day of its crackdown on banned Islamic Research Foundation, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday carried out raids and search operations at two more premises of controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s outfit.

So far, raids have been carried out at 20 premises in last four days, an NIA official told PTI.

A team of NIA officials is deciphering ‘hate’ speeches of Naik by listening to audio and video records, he said.

NIA has seized some incriminating documents and some files in today’s search operation also, said the official.

The analysis of documents on financial transactions of IRF including foreign funding and documents related to property details of Naik is in progress, he added.

A team of IT experts from NIA headquarters in Delhi is analysing seized documents, the official said. During the search operations, video tapes and DVDs of
Naik’s public speeches, documents related to property and investment, financial transactions, foreign and domestic funding of the proscribed IRF as well as its associated
companies, and electronic storage devices have been recovered, an NIA release said.

The investigation has revealed that the proscribed IRF has close connections with Harmony Media Private Limited, Longlast Constructions Private Limited, Right Property Solutions Private Limited, Majestic Perfumes Private Limited and Alpha Lubricants Private Limited. Documents pertaining to inflow and outflow of foreign and domestic funding, which have been recovered during search operations, are being scrutinised, it added.