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NIA Files Chargesheet against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

Team SoOLEGAL 26 Oct 2017 6:00pm

NIA Files Chargesheet against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday files a charge sheet in a special court in Mumbai against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for allegedly inciting youth to take up terror activities, giving hate speeches and promoting enmity between communities.

"We filed a charge sheet against Naik," an NIA official said.

The 51-year-old televangelist, who is currently abroad, is being probed under terror and money-laundering charges by the NIA. He fled from India on July 1, 2016, after terrorists in neighbouring Bangladesh claimed that they were inspired by his speeches.

The NIA had on November 18, 2016, registered a case against Naik at its Mumbai branch under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

The controversial preacher has been accused of spreading hatred by his provocative speeches, funding terrorists and laundering several crores of rupees over the years.

The Mumbai-based preacher came under the lens of security agencies after some terrorists allegedly involved in the attack on a cafe in Dhaka in July last year reportedly claimed they were inspired by his speeches. [With Inputs from TOI]

Tagged: NIA   Zakir Naik   Hate Speech   Terror   Money-Laundering  
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