The special NIA (National Investigation Agency) court here on Thursday issued a non-bailable warrant against the Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, wanted by the agency for his alleged role in a ‘terror case.’
The National Investigation Agency had registered a case against Naik under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act last year.
It told the court that Naik didn’t appear before it even after three summons were issued and it would need to take Interpol’s help to bring him back to India. “Issue NBW against Naik,” said Special Judge V V Patil. Last week, another city court had issued an NBW against Naik in a case of money laundering registered by the Enforcement Directorate against him. The ED lawyer had said Naik was believed to be in the United Arab Emirates.
Naik, 51, left India last year, allegedly to evade arrest after some perpetrators of Dhaka terror attack claimed they were inspired by him.—PTI