Posted On November 19, 2016 By In Nation And 353 Views

Case Filed Against Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik, Raids At 10 Centres Of His NGO

NEW DELHI: Had been blamed of inciting Dhaka cafe attackers earlier this year The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a First Investigation Report or FIR against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for allegedly “spreading enmity” among religions. Raids are also being conducted in Maharashtra at 10 locations linked to his banned organisation Islamic Research Foundation or IRF. Mr Naik, 50, came under Indian government’s scanner after the Bangladeshi government accused him of making speeches that could have incited some of the terrorists who attacked a Dhaka cafe in July, killing 20 people. Mr Naik, who is said to be in Saudi Arabia and has refused to return to India, was named in police cases earlier for allegedly inciting young men. Earlier this week, the IRF had been banned for five years and the government asked law enforcement agencies to maintain strict surveillance on the activities of all establishments of the organisation, sources said. The organisation was earlier restricted from receiving foreign funds without explicit permission from the central government. The Islamic tele-evangelist is already banned in the UK and Canada for his hate speeches against other religions. He is among 16 banned Islamic scholars in Malaysia.

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