Published On : Mon, Mar 20th, 2017

ED attaches assets of Zakir Naik’s NGO amounting to Rs 18.37 Cr

New Delhi:
The Enforcement Directorate has attached controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s NGO, Islamic Research Foundations assets worth Rs 18.37 crore.

The attachment of assets was carried out under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Earlier in the day, the National Investigation Agency on Monday issued a second notice to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik asking him to appear before it on March 30 in a case filed against him under an anti-terror law.

The agency had early this month issued the first summons to him asking him to appear on March 14.

The notice has been sent to the Mumbai residence of 51-year-old Naik, who is believed to be staying in Saudi Arabia to evade arrest after his activities came under scanner following accusations that he had inspired some of the terrorists who attacked a cafe in Dhaka last year.