The controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik who has several cases on him including terror funding and money laundering cases, has faced yet another setback. The Bombay High court refused to grant interim relief to Zakir Naik —who is facing charges of inciting communal disharmony and under the UAPA— stating that he did not help the probing agencies.
“A division bench of justices RM Savant and Revati Mohite Dere was hearing a petition filed by Naik seeking a direction to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to submit reports on the probe carried out by them against Naik” reported DNA India.
What did the court orders state?
“Regarding the other reliefs sought in the petition…we do not see how this court can consider them when the petitioner has not even presented himself before the probe agencies. The petitioner is ensconced in Malaysia and is seeking a direction to the agencies to submit probe reports’, said the court.
The court had also said “Such long distance thing will not work. In the absentia of the petitioner, how can we entertain such pleas”.
Under what sections the cases are registered against Zakir Naik?
The cases registered against Zaik Naik are under section 153 (a) of IPC for promoting enmity among different religions and under sections 10, 13 and 18 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for being a member of an unlawful association, abetting an unlawful activity and criminal conspiracy.
Justice Savant said “These are serious offences in which a person faces maximum punishment up to life imprisonment. The petitioner has been declared a proclaimed offender and extradition proceedings have been initiated with the authorities in Malaysia. Under such circumstances, this court cannot grant any relief to the petitioner”.
Zakir Naik and his links with gangster Dawood Ibrahim!
Iqbal Kaskar, the brother of most wanted criminal and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim had confessed about the link between Zakir Naik and Dawood Ibrahim.
Indians expressed their anger on Zakir Naik!
- Those who follow a hate filled bigot like Zakir Naik preach us about secularism and communalism and how we should follow our dharma, this is what we call in hindi “ek to chori, upar se seena jori”!
Those who follow a hate filled bigot like Zakir Naik preach us about secularism and communalism and how we should follow our dharma, this is what we call in hindi "ek to chori, upar se seena jori"!
— Ankur जय श्री राम। (@vastalitech) June 20, 2018
This man has a point! Supporters of Zakir Naik, listen here!
- Zakir Naik left country and decline to come back by saying, have no faith in Indian Judiciary, then why even trying with Indian courts?
Zakir Naik left country and decline to come back by saying, have no faith in Indian Judiciary, then why even trying with Indian courts?! https://t.co/ER2GxUVmEB
— Mubashir (@rubusmubu) June 20, 2018
When exposed by the judiciary, people like Zakir Naik play the victim card. and if the verdict is behalf of them, then hail democracy.
Source: DNA India