FIR filed against Dr Zakir Naik: Reports

Srinagar: Days after the government banned Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s NGO-Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered a case against Naik and others on Friday night, The Hindu newspaper reported on Saturday. The NIA conducted searches at ten locations of IRF on Saturday, including residential and official premises, the report said.

“NIA registered a case against Zakir Naik and others yesterday under sections 10,13,18 of UAPA and section 153A of IPC,” an NIA spokesperson was quoted by the newspaper to have said.

The various sections of UAPA under which Dr Naik has been booked pertain to Penalty for being member of an unlawful association and punishment for unlawful activities, the report added.

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