Mumbai: With Mumbai Police indicting Islamist preacher Zakir Naik for involvement in unlawful activities and possible terror links, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is expected to press for his extradition.
Commenting on the Police report on Naik, Fadnavis said, “After studying the report submitted by Mumbai Police Commissioner it was found that many unlawful activities have been pointed out towards the organisation Islamic Research Foundation headed by Zakir Naik.”
“Certain activities are attribute to him as well. So the state government is now studying report and we will share it with the Union Home Ministry and decide the further course of action.
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.