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SP leader Azam Khan urges Centre to probe Zakir Naik’s activities

"The central government should form a panel to probe Naik's activities and action should be taken against him if he is found embroiled in anti-national acts," Khan said.

By: PTI | Bulandshahar (up) |
Updated: July 22, 2016 12:05:46 pm
azam khan, muslim community, up election, assembly election, 2017 Assembly polls, lucknow news Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohd Azam Khan has demanded that the Centre set up a panel to probe the activities of controversial Islamic preacher and televangelist Zakir Naik.

“The central government should form a panel to probe Naik’s activities and action should be taken against him if he is found embroiled in anti-national acts,” Khan said at Syana last evening.

Naik’s speeches has come under scrutiny after it was reported that those inspired some of the Dhaka attackers.

Naik’s channel Peace TV was banned by Bangladesh and downlinking permission denied, which makes its transmission by cable operators deemed illegal.

The controversial preacher said he was willing to cooperate if approached by Indian authorities. Naik spoke out against the media coverage he received post the Dhaka terror attack.

The Home Ministry is currently investigating the foreign funds received by Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation in Mumbai. The foundation’s FCRA license can be cancelled if any discrepancies are found while investigating the money trial.

Meanwhile, ruling out electoral alliance with Ajit Singh led Rashtriya Lok Dal in the coming assembly polls, Khan said, “Samajwadi Party have no seat left in Rajya Sabha to give”.

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