In a further trouble of Zakir Naik, a Bhopal blast accused and two others have claimed to be inspired from the preacher’s speeches on television, in which he used to say against Hindu Gods. Following the revelation, the NIA has summoned him in the case, a CNNNews 18 report has said. As per the report, he has been asked to appear before NIA on March 30. Zakir Naik’s speeches also said to have inspired the Kanpur blast. The report further said Zakir Naik was not an authorised preacher. He used his NGO for hawala transactions and transferred money through his kin’s account.
Later in the day, Enforcement Directorate attached assets worth Rs 18.37 Crores of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF)and others under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)
Last month, he had written a letter to the agency, which had issued summons against him in a money laundering case, requesting it to send a questionnaire as he fears arrest after being appearing before them personally. In a letter through his lawyer Mahesh Mule, he said that the apprehension in the probe has increased since the arrest of his confidante Aamir Gazdar. the letter also said that in case of personal appearance Naik may also face the same fate and therefore if would reply to the question if the agency sends it. The agency is currently probing against him and his now blacklisted IRF under anti-money laundering laws.
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Earlier, he was asked to appear before the investigation officer in a summon under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). the agency had wanted to record his statement who continues to be in abroad. Earlier, he was asked to appear before the investigation officer in a summon under PMLA. the agency had wanted to record his statement who continues to be in abroad.