Islamic preacher Zakir Naik now a proclaimed offender, his assets to be attached: NIA

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday has declared the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik as a proclaimed offender, news agency PTI reported. His assets will also be attached said the investigative agency. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 28, 2017 9:45 pm
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National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday declared the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik as a proclaimed offender, news agency PTI reported. His assets will also be attached said the investigative agency. On July 19, the Regional Passport Office of Mumbai revoked the passport of the founder of Islamic Research Foundation. Naik is wanted in connection with cases of alleged terror funding.

According to a PTI report, the order to declare Naik a proclaimed offender was issued recently by a special court in Mumbai. Eventually, the process of attachment of his assets under section 83 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been initiated.

Naik fled from India on July 1, 2016 after terrorist claimed that they were inspired by his speeches on ‘jihad’ and ‘Islam’. The Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), was also declared an “unlawful association” by the government.

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) statement said, “The Regional Passport Office, Mumbai, has revoked the Indian passport of Dr Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, resident of B-1005/1006 Jasmine Apartment, 65-B, Dockyard Road, Mazagaon, Mumbai, under the provisions of the Passport Act 1967.”

Earlier, Naik failed to respond to three summons issued to him in cases filed under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. NIA also registered a criminal case against him at its Mumbai branch under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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  1. S
    Sep 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm
    Shame on India for the way the premier Indian Investigating Agency declared Zakir Nayak proclaimed offender for an unsubstantiated fake news report which was retracted by the News Paper itself. He is a respected Islamic Scholar who has to be countered through speeches and proper counter arguments, but our great country has chosen to go the Pakistan way of giving justice, Shame Shame. The world is laughing at you for the treatment meted out to a Islamic preacher who is a Muslim. I am ashamed of what is happening and there is no difference between India and Pakistan who minorities are treated in such a way that another country has respectfully given citizenship to him.
    1. I
      Aug 31, 2017 at 6:00 pm
      INDIAN MUSLIMS needed to form the own party and all Muslim must get united.
      1. Shakeel Sait
        Sep 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm
        Support Owaisi that is enough. No need to form another party.
      2. T
        Aug 31, 2017 at 5:52 pm
        POLITICIANS WHO KILLS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE Becomes Minsters, MLA, MPS and became big INDIAN LEADERS. Murderers and Robbers are freely walking and leading fools. Where honest people who never divulged any one been targeted, RSS/BJP is targeting non-hindu baba, deras, christians and muslim preachers targeted and govt. is planning to robbing their properties including the opponents in the politics. INDIA will becomes the more and violent by RSS/bjp POLITICS
        1. K
          Jul 29, 2017 at 4:40 am
          What is happening ? Zakir Naik a proclaimed offender ? When Zakir Naik through his Lawyer conveyed to proceed the queries by Agency over Skype and in Aaj Tak interview he said that all the relevant documents related to Tax returns and others have been submitted, still a proclaimed offender ? At first, Bangladesh newspaper said that one of the Terrorist is a zakir naik's fan, our govt., and media started trial against him, he didn't ran from India, he was out of Country at that moment, then said Money Laundering, and now Terror funding.... When David Headley a direct Terrorist of Mumbai 2008 attack querried over skype, when Italian Naval killed two Indian fisherman has been granted to go, when Mumbai ATS charged Mcoca to Terrorist Sadhvi been diluted and released, Confessed before Magistrate Terrorist Asseemanand released, Convicted Terrorist Maya Kodnani got 2 life term released, recently released 5 Army men of Kashmir fake encounter who were convicted for life term, but Zakir Naik ?
          1. Y
            yash sehgal
            Jul 29, 2017 at 3:51 am
            A good news..but surprise, jow these people like Vijay Mallaya n Zakir naik r allowed to leave india. He must hv been in jail waiting in line for gallows. Such people dont deserve to be alive on earth. When a person is recognized as terrorist or their supporter, he must be immefiately shot like a pig.
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