Non-Bailable Warrant Issued Against Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik By Mumbai Court

Swarajya Staff

Apr 14, 2017, 07:46 AM | Updated 07:46 AM IST

Zakir Naik (maapu/Wikimedia Commons)
Zakir Naik (maapu/Wikimedia Commons)

A non-bailable warrant was issued by a court here on Thursday for the arrest of controversial preacher Zakir Naik. The warrant was issued after Naik failed to present himself before the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The ED claimed before the court that they had sent four summons to Naik to which there has been no response. It is believed that Naik is currently staying in Saudi Arabia.

The ED may now seek Letters Rogatory (letters of request) from a court in Saudi Arabia for judicial assistance in getting Naik back home for interrogation.

Naik is accused of promoting enmity between groups on religious and racial grounds, as also accumalating funds in an illegal way for his NGO. He is said to have been inspiration behind last July's terror attack on an upscale cafe in Dhaka.

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