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NIA court issues non-bailable warrant against Zakir Naik

The National Investigation Agency had registered a case against Naik under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act last year.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: April 20, 2017 5:36 pm
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The special NIA court in Mumbai on Thursday issued a non-bailable warrant against the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, wanted by the agency for his alleged role in a terror case. The National Investigation Agency had registered a case against Naik under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act last year.

It told the court that Naik didn’t appear before it even after three summonses were issued and it would need to take Interpol’s help to bring him back to India. “Issue NBW against Naik,” said Special Judge V V Patil.

Last week, another city court had issued an NBW against Naik in a case of money laundering registered by the Enforcement Directorate against him. The ED lawyer had said Naik was believed to be in the United Arab Emirates. Naik, 51, left India last year, allegedly to evade arrest after some perpetrators of Dhaka terror attack claimed they were inspired by him.

Following the Dhaka attack, the NIA had registered a case against him and some officials of his organisation, Islamic Research Foundation, under section 153-A of IPC (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and the UAPA.

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    Shafted mohammed
    Apr 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm
    This criminal must be exterdicated as this rat would go in hiding. If he has not done anything wrong then why is he so afraid to come back to India.
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      Bopdji
      Apr 20, 2017 at 9:31 pm
      Anything terror related should be dealt with quickly before the culprit escapes to other countries, sympathetic to his cause.
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        Pundit
        Apr 20, 2017 at 9:30 pm
        In this man we have the lowest form of life. Unfortunately many hindu religious thugs are following his techniques of fooling the m es.
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          Pundit
          Apr 20, 2017 at 9:23 pm
          Another religious rascal of India. The others are ruling the country. Weep India weep. ayou have no dearth of v tard sons.
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            suayri
            Apr 20, 2017 at 8:33 pm
            Zakir Naik is believed to be in Malaysia. He was given a Malaysian PR.
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