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NIA court issues non-bailable warrant against Zakir Naik

NIA court issues non-bailable warrant against Zakir Naik
Zakir NaikFILE PHOTO

NIA had registered a case against Naik under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act last year

India’s special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who was wanted by the agency for his alleged role in a terror case.

NIA had registered a case against Naik under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act last year, reports Times of India.

The agency told the court that Naik did not appear before it even after three summonses were issued and it would need to take Interpol’s help to bring him back. The 51-year-old left India last year

Referring to the summons by NIA, Special Judge VV Patil said: “There are reasonable grounds to believe that Dr Zakir Naik is evading arrest and he will not voluntarily appear before the court or the investigating agency. As such I am of the view that an NBW of arrest is necessary to be issued.”

Earlier in an application, NIA said Naik was promoting enmity between different religious groups in India through his public speeches and lectures and was inciting Muslim youth and terrorist in home and abroad to commit unlawful activities and terrorist act.

Another court had issued such warrant against the Islamic preacher in a money laundering case last week.


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