Enforcement Directorate seeks non-bailable warrant against Zakir Naik

Vastavam Web: The Enforcement Directorate today moved a special PMLA court here, seeking issuance of non- bailable warrant (NBW) against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.Special Judge P R Bhavke of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)court is likely to start hearing ED’s arguments from tomorrow.The central probe agency also said although Naik was served summons repeatedly, he has failed to appear before it.It said Naik needed to be question him in connection with money laundering.

The ED registered a criminal case against Naik and others last December after taking cognisance of an NIA complaint under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.Naik, 51, who is said to be staying in Saudi Arabia to evade arrest after some perpetrators of the Dhaka terror strike last year claimed they were inspired by him, has been booked along with unnamed IRF officials under section 153-A of IPC beside various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).