Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik Under NIA Scanner After Dhaka Attack


New Delhi: Founder of Islamic Research Foundation, Zakir Naik has been hogging the headlines, after it was revealed that one of the five young militants, who slaughtered 20 innocent people at the Holey Artisan Bakery in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, used to follow the Mumbai-based preacher.

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has started examining the speeches of Zakir Naik. The officials have been asked to be extra cautious and be very specific with the facts regarding the popular Mumbai-based preacher, a report said on Wednesday.

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A senior government official told ‘The Times of India’ that the NIA sleuths have been directed to investigate whether Naik advocates any terrorist outfit or justifies terrorism with his speeches.

Peace TV’s controversial preacher Naik is banned in the UK and Canada.