India faces a big international setback over Islamic scholar Zakir Nayek case

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India faces a big international setback over Islamic scholar Zakir Nayek case

ISLAMABAD - India faces a big international setback over Islamic scholar Zakir Nayek case.

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has once again refused India's request to issue a Red Corner Notice against Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik and instructed all of its offices to delete files and information on him

The Interpol told India it had decided not to issue the notice due to lack of evidence and any proof of wrongdoing, said a spokesperson for Dr Naik, who fled India a few years ago. The spokesperson also shared official correspondence.

TheInterpol’s Commission made its decision during its 109th session held July 1-5, 2019, according to an official paper seen by Geo News. Subsequently, its General Secretariat deleted all the data pertaining to Dr Naik on July 15, 2019, as per a letter from Interpol’s Commission for Control of Files.

The decision comes as a setback to the Indian government, which has been persistently trying to get the international police to issue a Red Corner Notice against the preacher, who has been accused of radical preaching — a claim Naik rejects.