Dr Zakir Naik under fire from Indian agencies

Dr Zakir Naik under fire from Indian agencies
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NEW DELHI - Dr Zakir Naik, an Islamic scholar from India faces yet another blow.

A special National Investigation Agency Court in Mumbai has ordered the attachment of five properties belonging to him.

Orders came related to Zakir Naik in connection with matter of unlawful activities of his banned NGO, the Islamic Research Foundation.

Naik, who left India in July, 2016, is wanted on terror and money laundering charges. In January, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) made a formal request to Malaysia to deport Naik.

Malaysia is yet to take a call on extraditing controversial preacher Zakir Naik to India and the matter could end up being decided by the country's courts, a senior Malaysian minister told External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Monday when she raised the issue during a meeting here.

New Delhi