NIA seizes Rs 12 lakh cash in raids on 12 premises of Zakir Naik’s NGO IRF

The searches are still going on and are likely to continue till late in the night, NIA said in a statement.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: November 19, 2016 10:34 pm
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National Investigation Agency (NIA) teams on Saturday seized Rs 12 lakh cash and incriminating documents, files as well as electronic storage devices, in raids on 12 premises including head office of the banned Islamic Research Foundation (IRF). NIA has registered an offence against IRF founder- president and controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and his associates for promoting enmity and hatred between religious groups through his public speeches and lectures on various platforms, the agency said in a release.

As per the statement, Naik and his associates are responsible for inciting Muslim youths and terrorists in India and abroad to commit unlawful activities and terrorist acts.

READ | Mumbai: NIA, local police conduct searches at Zakir Naik’s IRF offices

Centre had recently banned IRF for five years and its notification was served through Mumbai Police two days before.

NIA teams raided 12 premises including its head office in Dongri Saturday morning and conducted raids in which they seized documents related to Naik and IRF’s various financial transactions and property details.

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NIA has sent a team of IT experts from Delhi for further investigation. The searches are still going on and are likely to continue till late in the night, NIA said in a statement.

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First Published on: November 19, 2016 10:27 pm
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    Ali
    Nov 20, 2016 at 2:04 pm
    For so long we have tolarated these monkies and tried to teach them some manners and etiquette of the society but they are good as slaves only new found freedom does not suit their slaves mentality, The time has come for Muslims to show their real selves Masters to this low cl Indian dogs.
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      B.AhamedAmeen
      Nov 19, 2016 at 7:01 pm
      As per Quran, in those days, those who did not accept God is One were called Kafir means unbeliever of The One God. Non muslims are generally non muslims. It is not necessary to call Kafir. As per Quran and Islamic teachings of prophet Mohammed, muslims and non muslims were living in harmony. Islam is not forcing anyone to convert. It is individual's own choice. We need understanding each other's point of views to live in harmony, Please...dont get offended.
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        B.AhamedAmeen
        Nov 19, 2016 at 6:14 pm
        Hey what about the following headlines few months back?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Zakir Naik gets clean chit from Maharashtra intelligence department; no arrest on his return to Indialt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;
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          B.AhamedAmeen
          Nov 19, 2016 at 7:26 pm
          Sorry dear, you seems to have false information and wrong impression in your mind. I don't want to argue and make bitterness. I just pray for you to have harmony with me. Take care. God bless.
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            Dinesh
            Nov 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm
            Ab em: Your Comment you are Smelly ARSHE go to stan
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              Dinesh
              Nov 20, 2016 at 1:10 pm
              NIA Excellent work guys now just hang Zakri Naik he is biggest terrorist.
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                Prateik
                Nov 19, 2016 at 11:09 pm
                Objective achieved. Burning a brahmin dog's .
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                  Imran
                  Nov 19, 2016 at 6:12 pm
                  Arrest the terrorists instigator Zakir Naik and prosecute him for inciting terrorism.
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                    IML sood
                    Nov 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm
                    After all, time to save honour and dignity of the Motherland has come.All such anti national activities have to be capped and such anti nationals are to be exposed. The heart burning of their sympathisers are visible and their game is almost over as no longer now their protector Cong rule in India.
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                      Kannapiran
                      Nov 19, 2016 at 10:56 pm
                      National Indic Aryan(NIA) is nothing but a caged and trained rat. Mohan Bagawat is its actual director. Bagawat shakes his middle finger, NIA jumps into action.
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                        khan
                        Nov 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm
                        Quran calls you kafir not as an insult but to tell you what you are doing is wrong but isn't forcing you to convert. Choice of good and bad is yours. Yes you at the same time don't have the right to offend Muslims . To you is your religion and to us is ours. Why Zakir has been banned... he never preached Hindus. Hindus came at their will
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                          khan
                          Nov 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm
                          Arrest modi, baba ramdev..... hate monger
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                            Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                            Nov 19, 2016 at 11:18 pm
                            And you got bent over and licked a WAHABI pigs carrot.
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                              Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                              Nov 19, 2016 at 11:05 pm
                              And you jumped into action when a WAHABI poked his half cut carrot in your hairy black and you became ARUBBISH WAHABI slave for life.
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                                Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                                Nov 19, 2016 at 10:36 pm
                                This pig in the picture who resembles a goat,---after banning of his NGOs and seizing of 12 LAKH and while hiding under WAHABIS BURQHA with his pants down up,---will now become from ZAKIR NAYAK to FAAKIR NALAYAK.
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                                  Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                                  Nov 19, 2016 at 11:23 pm
                                  Without objection.
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                                    Raj
                                    Nov 19, 2016 at 6:01 pm
                                    Question is not how much amount seized, greater question is how he incited youth to go radicalized and he left no stones unturned to insult Hindu religion. He took advantage of his porki brain to memorize and influence common and uneducated people. He would cleverly keep mum on some subjects and didn't give anyone else the chance to argue . His goons were always behind the person who used to argue against him. He imitated Benny Hinn of USA who would claim to have healing powers and convert people in poor countries.lt;br/gt;If naik claim the allah is the greatest then why allah's followers are poorest, uneducated and become radicalized and turn to terrorism . No God wants to hurt others
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                                      Varun
                                      Nov 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm
                                      Expect an editorial from The Hindu condemning Modi and supporting terrorist preacher Zakir Naik. All media terrorists now will cry "Intolerance".
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                                        Aditya
                                        Nov 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm
                                        That is old fashioned one up-man ship. My religion is more evolved than yours. 99% happen to make people fall in line...or force.
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                                          abd
                                          Nov 19, 2016 at 5:51 pm
                                          Discremination against muslims..Modi dont have any logical answer to IRF, so he banned it.Extremely biased society against muslims.Jo je hind k narey lagatey hen..wo muslims samajh len.
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                                            dd
                                            Nov 19, 2016 at 6:07 pm
                                            Only Modi government has guts to take actions...crooks Ned to be punished..
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