Zakir Naik says news that he’s coming to India is false
Zakir Naik, a dubious Islamic evangelist confronting charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, has expelled reports which said he would come back to India from Malaysia.
“The news of my coming to India is outlandish and absolutely false,” said Naik, who faces a test by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
“I have no plans to come to India till I [feel] safe from out of line indictment. God willing, when I feel that the Indian government will be simply and reasonable, I will without a doubt come back to my country.”
YC Modi, the executive general of the NIA, revealed to IndiaToday.in that reports of Naik’s arrival were false.
As [of] today, there is no reality in the news report that says Dr Zakir Naik is in regards to be sent back to India. Dr Zakir Naik has not been presented with any removal papers, and we as well as legal counselors have not been authoritatively presented with the papers. The lawyer general had educated us before that the important organization would be the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs. These services have not been in contact with Dr Zakir Naik or us. The AG was impeccably mindful that any removal demand would be addressed with a legitimate difficulty in the courts. We have due procedure to take after. That has not been started yet by the legislature.
– Naik’s legal counselor, Shaharudin Ali
Zakir Naik’s NGO, the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), was announced illicit in 2016. The ED is testing assertions of tax evasion to the tune of more than Rs 18 crore.
Also, Bangladesh refered to Naik’s lessons on a TV slot as an explanation behind an assault in Dhaka, in which 22 individuals were executed.
The offenses enlisted against Naik are under area 153 (an) of the Indian Penal Code – for advancing hatred among various religions – and under segments 10, 13 and 18 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act – for being an individual from an unlawful affiliation, abetting an unlawful action and criminal connivance.
On June 20, the Bombay High Court declined to give Naik alleviation, watching that he didn’t demonstrate any premium or want to help exploring organizations.
(This Story Originating From INDIATODAY)