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April 20, 2017

NIA court issues non-bailable warrant against Dr Zakir Naik

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New Delhi, Apr 20: The special NIA court here today issued a non-bailable warrant against doctor-turned-Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik.Zakir-Naik-1

The National Investigation Agency had registered a case against Dr Naik under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act last year.

It told the court that Naik didn't appear before it even after three summonses were issued and it would need to take Interpol's help to bring him back to India. "Issue NBW against Naik," said Special Judge V V Patil.

Last week, another city court had issued an NBW against Naik in a case of alleged money laundering registered by the Enforcement Directorate against him. The ED lawyer had said Dr Naik was believed to be in the United Arab Emirates.

Naik, 51, an NRI, did not visit India after media launched a massive hate campaign against him last year and linked him to Dhaka terror attack without any basis.

Following the Dhaka attack, the NIA had registered a case against him and some officials of his organisation, Islamic Research Foundation, under section 153-A of IPC (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and the UAPA.

NIA court issues non-bailable warrant against Dr Zakir Naik

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