NIA likely to file chargesheet against Zakir Naik on Thursday in Mumbai


    New Delhi:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a chargesheet on Thursday against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik in Mumbai for his alleged role in terror funding and money laundering cases in the country, said an NIA official here on Wednesday.

    As per the source in NIA, all official processes to file the chargesheet against Naik have been completed and it is to be submitted before a special court.

    Zakir Naik had fled from India on July 1,2016 and did not return to India to despite thrice notices, issued by the NIA, asking him to join the investigation.

    The 51-year-old Islamic preacher is being probed under terror and money laundering charges by the NIA. He fled from India after terrorists caught in 2016 in neighbouring Bangladesh claimed that they were inspired by his speeches.
    The NIA had registered a case against Naik at its Mumbai office on November 18,2016 under various sections of Indian penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.