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Zakir Naik aides Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan booked by Mumbai Police now

The case was lodged after the father of one of the 21 youths lodged a complaint with Mumbai Police.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: August 9, 2016 8:51:28 am
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In what could spell trouble for televangelist Zakir Naik, Mumbai Police has lodged a case for forceful conversion and radicalisation against his aides Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan.

The two, currently in custody of Kerala Police, face similar charges there.

Kerala Police arrested them last month for alleged radicalisation of 21 youths from the state who recently fled to allegedly join the Islamic State (IS).

“We have registered a case under Section 13 and 38 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act read with Section 120 (B) of IPC against four people, including Qureshi and Khan,” Joint Commissioner of Police ( Crime) Sanjay Saxena said. The other two people booked haven’t been named so far.

According to sources, the case was lodged after the father of one of the 21 youths lodged a complaint with Mumbai Police. In his complaint, Abdul Kader, a resident of the city, alleged that Khan and Qureshi radicalised his son Ashfaque to join the IS.

“The case has been transferred to Mumbai Crime Branch,” a source said. Stating that Mumbai Police will seek custody of the duo, the source added, “If Naik’s name surfaces, he will also be questioned.”

While Qureshi worked as a guest manager with Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation, Khan worked as a volunteer with Al-Birr Foundation, which helps convert people to Islam. In the past, Maharashtra ATS submitted a confidential report against Al-Birr Foundation for “luring” people to convert to Islam. In its report, the ATS had claimed that Al-Birr Foundation has a “close connection” with Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation.

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