Just a few days after Government of India banned Islamic Research Foundation, the NGO of hate-preacher Zakir Naik under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided at 12 different locations in Mumbai in connection with his NGO. During these raids, NIA recovered ‘incriminating’ documents, files, electronic storage devices and Rs 12 lakh in cash. The Income Tax also joined the NIA during the raids as Zakir Naik and his NGO are alleged to have received unaccounted foreign funds.
The documents recovered by NIA from these raids are related to various funds which he received from multiple agencies and foreign countries. The documents also consist the details of his financial transaction and properties. All these seized documents are expected to shed light on the huge amount of foreign funding he is alleged to have received which was allegedly used in organising programs where he delivered hate speeches against other religions and extolled Osama bin Laden & his values by calling him as someone who stood for the right.
The Maharashtra Police have registered criminal cases against Zakir Naik for his alleged involvement in the radicalization of youth and luring them to join various terrorist outfits. The hate preacher Zakir Naik, who calls himself to be a scholar on comparative religion, transferred IRF’s foreign funds to “Peace TV” for making programmes which are objectionable and threat to the social integrity. Most of the programmes of Peace TV contained alleged hate speeches of Naik, who had reportedly “urged all Muslims to be terrorists” through Peace TV.
After the cases were opened and investigation started, Zakir Naik fearing for being prosecuted, ran away to Saudi Arabia and has been there since then. His foundation has also been involved in multiple cases of frauds, unlawful activities, illegal foreign funding and hate mongering. After it became clear that he was spreading hatred and radicalising the youth to join terror outfits through his explosive speeches on Peace TV, the channel was immediately banned in Bangladesh, followed by India. Last month, Zakir Naik did not come to the funeral of his father as he was afraid of being arrested by Indian security agencies.
Seems there is no relief in sight for the hate monger Zakir Naik, who spews venom against people of other religions.