Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai National Investigation Agency frames charges against Zakir Naik’s employee

    Mumbai: The special court of the National Investigation Agency, Mumbai, has framed charges against accused Arshi Qureshi, who was a guest relations manager at the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) headed by Zakir Naik, on Tuesday. As per the charges, Qureshi provided support to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by way of furthering its activities to Ashfak Majid and a group of missing youths from Kerala,

  • Zakir Naik thanks Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad for not deporting him; vows not to break laws

    Kuala Lumpur: Controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik, wanted in India for alleged terror activities and money laundering, has thanked Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for not deporting him and promised not to break any laws of the country. India had made a formal extradition request for Naik, who left the country in 2016, to be returned to the country after accusing him of inciting

  • Zakir Naik: No plans to come to India till I don’t feel safe

    Mumbai: Zakir Naik, the controversial Islamic preacher who has been staying abroad to evade arrest in various cases in India, today said he would not return home till he felt “safe from unfair prosecution”. Naik’s statement, issued through his PRO here, came amid reports that he was being deported to India from Malaysia.

  • Mumbai: Zakir Naik’s plea against NIA charge sheet rejected

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) president and preacher Zakir Naik challenging National Investigation Agency (NIA) charge sheet filed against him.

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    Mumbai: Zakir Naik seeks ‘status’ of probe against him by ED

    Mumbai: Fugitive televangelist Zakir Naik on Monday approached the Bombay High Court seeking the ‘status’ of the investigations initiated against him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).  Naik is facing probe by multiple agencies after his ‘sermons’ on his Peace TV were cited as a reason by Bangladesh for an attack in Dhaka which left 22 people dead. Naik’s NGO — Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) — has also been declared unlawful since 2016

  • PMLA Tribunal restrains ED from taking over Zakir Naik’s assets

    Mumbai: A PMLA Tribunal has restrained the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from taking possession of immovable assets it has attached in connection with a money laundering case against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, a move the agency said it will appeal against.

  • Bombay High Court issues notice to Amir Gazdar a close aide of Zakir Naik

    Mumbai: In what can spell trouble for Amir Gazdar, close confidante of controversial televangelist Zakir Naik, the Bombay High Court on Monday issued him a notice. This comes after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) moved the court seeking cancellation of the bail granted to Gazdar, by a special court.

  • NIA files charge sheet against Zakir Naik in hate speech, incitement case

    Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today filed a charge sheet in a special court here against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for allegedly inciting youth to take up terror activities, giving hate speeches and promoting enmity between communities.

  • Mumbai: Cops claim Kaskar has no links with Zakir Naik or IRF

    Mumbai: The Thane crime branch have denied that Ibrahim Kaskar, the fugitive gangster of the D-gang having any links with the funding of Islamic Research Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation founded by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. According to Abhishek Trimukhe, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Thane crime branch, “Uptil now, we have not interrogated Ibrahim Kaskar about funding Zakir Naik’s foundation. We do not have any confirmed details about such transactions.”

  • Mumbai: MNS workers held for trying to disrupt Jain monk’s event

    Mumbai: Eighteen Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers were on Sunday detained for allegedly trying to disrupt an event, being attended by a Jain monk in suburban Kandivali, police said. The monk, Naypadmasagar Maharaj, was attending the event at Terapant Bhavan in Kandivali. However, the cadres of the Raj Thackeray-led MNS tried to create a ruckus during the function.

  • Mumbai: Zakir Naik declared proclaimed offender, NIA starts attachment

    Mumbai: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has been declared a proclaimed offender and the process to attach his assets has been initiated, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Friday. It said the order declaring Naik a proclaimed offender was issued recently by a special court in Mumbai, after which the process of attachment of his assets “under section 83 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been initiated”. Naik is being

  • Controversial preacher Naik’s passport revoked

    Mumbai : The Regional Passport Office has revoked the passport of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) put up a request to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) .

  • Show cause notice to Zakir Naik on why passport should not be revoked

    New Delhi: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, wanted in connection with alleged terror funding cases, has been served with a show cause notice by passport authorities asking him why his travel document should not be revoked. Fifty-one-year-old Naik, who was issued a notice last week, has been asked to submit a reply in person by July 13, official sources said.

  • Zakir Naik’s school in Mumbai illegal, says govt

    Mumbai: The Mumbai civic body’s education department has said that controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic International School (IIS) in South Mumbai is operating without authorisation.

  • Zakir Naik’s aide Aamir Gazdar seeks leniency during Ramzan

    Mumbai: Controversial preacher Dr. Zakir Naik’s close associate Aamir Gazdar on Thursday filed a plea in the Special Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA) court, through his lawyers, asking for leverage during praying month of Ramzan. The fasting month may start from this weekend.

  • Mumbai: Abu Azmi’s trust takes over Zakir Naik’s school

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi has taken over the city-based Islamic International School (IIS), run by controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s banned Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).