NEW DELHI: Indian authorities on Friday registered a criminal case against Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik under money laundering laws.
According to reports, the economic offences wing (EOW) of the Mumbai police has been investigating the foreign funding of Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation and the Enforcement Directorate has referred to the police findings in this regard as well, reported the India Today Live.
The Indian government had recently banned the IRF and declared it as a terrorist organisation the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for five years.
In an open letter, Naik, 51, who is abroad, said he will pursue all legal options to get the ban repealed and reported said the judiciary will fail the Modi government in its ‘plans’.
Naik has been booked along with unnamed IRF officials under section 153-A of Indian Penal Code (promoting between different groups on grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) beside various sections of.