Zakir Naik received Rs 60 crore from three foreign nations
Zakir Naik and his sermons have come under the scanner post the Dhaka cafe terror attack.
Mumbai: In what can bring in more trouble for controversial Islamist preacher Zakir Naik, a Mumbai Police probe has found that Rs 60 crore was deposited into the bank account of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) chief in the last three years.
The huge amount of money was sent in three years from three different countries.
According to 'The Times of India' report, the money was transferred to five accounts belonging to Naik's family members.
While speaking to the newspaper, an official confirmed that the money belongs to Naik and not his foundation.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is expected to press for Naik's extradition.after the Mumbai Police indicted the Islamist preacher for involvement in unlawful activities and possible terror links.
Last month it was reported that Naik's IRF had converted around 800 people to Islam by paying them a hefty sum from the donations made to the organisation from across the world.
Naik, 50, is at the centre of a storm with calls for imposing a ban on his TV for allegedly inflammatory speeches.
Zakir Naik and his sermons have come under the scanner post the Dhaka cafe terror attack, after it was revealed that two of the terrorists were inspired by him.
Naik, who is in Medina in Saudi Arabia, was supposed to return to India but has delayed his return amid probes by various agencies into his activities.