A Special National Investigation Agency Court in Mumbai issued a non-bailable warrant against preacher Zakir Naik allowing the National Investigation Agency’s application for the same.
In NIA’s FIR lodged last year, Zakir Naik had been booked for offences under Section 153 A of IPC (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, language etc.) and Sections 10, 13, 18 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
Today the applicant agency contended that despite three summons were issued to Naik, he has failed to comply with court orders.
According to NIA, Zakir Naik has been “promoting enmity between different religious groups in India through his public speeches and lectures on various platforms and inciting Muslim youth and terrorist in India and abroad to commit unlawful activities and terrorist acts.”
NIA’s application also states that Naik has been staying abroad in order to evade the “process of law as well as the arrest.”
This is the second NBW issued against Naik as the Special PMLA court had issued the same last week on April 13. The first NBW came to be issued after Enforcement Directorate moved an application alleging unaccounted cash transactions on Naik’s part.