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Investigators raid Zakir Naik’s offices in Mumbai, file case

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MUMBAI: An investigation agency raided 10 offices of Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) located across Indian city of Mumbai on Saturday morning.

According to Indian media, a First Information Report (FIR) has also been filed against the preacher on charges of “spreading enmity amongst religions”.

Indian media reported that the case was filed against the cleric after the authorities examined his speeches aired on a religious television channel.

It should be noted that the National Security Agency and the Indian government had imposed a five-year ban on IRF on the suggestion of Mumbai Police.

Law enforcement agencies in India and Bangladesh had probed the speeches of Dr. Zakir Naik following the attack on a cafe in Dhaka which left at least 20 dead. It was said that two of the attackers were inspired by the preacher.

Naik had condemned the terrorism incident.

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