Zakir Naik (File Photo)
Zakir Naik (File Photo)

Money laundering case: ED files prosecution complaint against Zakir Naik

ANI | Updated: May 02, 2019 17:47 IST

New Delhi [India], May 2 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a prosecution complaint against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and others.
This is the first prosecution complaint against Naik and the second prosecution complaint in the case. A total amount of Rs 193.06 crore has been identified as "proceeds of crime."
The ED had registered a money laundering case against Naik and others on December 22, 2016.
The directorate has also attached properties of Naik worth Rs 50.46 crore.
The ED had in March arrested Zakir Naik's trusted aide Abdul Kadir Najmudin Sathak for allegedly "actively assisting" him in money laundering.
According to the agency, the money laundering was conducted via "dubious" origins from UAE to facilitate production and broadcasting incriminating videos for spreading communal hatred and radicalisation of a particular community. (ANI)