Wednesday, October 23, 2019
ADVT 
India

Aware Of Pressure On Interpol For Issuing Red Corner Notice: Zakir Naik

Darpan News Desk IANS, 25 Apr, 2019
  • Aware Of Pressure On Interpol For Issuing Red Corner Notice: Zakir Naik

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Thursday accused the Indian government of engaging in a "witch-hunt" and putting pressure on the Interpol to issue a red corner notice against him.


In a statement issued in Mumbai, Zakir Naik, who fled India in 2016, said he was aware of the "pressure the Indian government was applying on the Interpol" to issue a red corner notice against him.


"It's a part of an elaborate witch-hunt. But having verified with a few member countries, I can confirm that there is no red corner notice against me as of date," he claimed.


"One of the Indian newspapers seems to have jumped the gun and reported internal deliberations of the Indian government which, as a matter of fact, have been going on for over two years now," he said.


Zakir Naik said the Interpol had already cancelled a red corner notice against him once.


"And it's been one-and-a-half years since the government submitted a charge sheet and started applying pressure on the Interpol. But as things stand, I have no reason to believe that Interpol will succumb to any kind of undue pressure," he said.


Zakir Naik, said to be in Malaysia at present, has been under investigation since 2016, when the Centre banned his Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) for five years.


He is being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on several charges under the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).


The preacher, declared a proclaimed offender by a special NIA court here in June 2017, is accused of inciting youth to take up terror activities, giving hate speeches and promoting enmity between communities.


The NIA filed a charge sheet against Naik and others before a Mumbai court in October 2017.

MORE India ARTICLES

Sikhs Would Never Forget Or Forgive Them: Amarinder Singh Says Badals Trying To Divide People

Sikhs Would Never Forget Or Forgive Them: Amarinder Singh Says Badals Trying To Divide People

"They should remember they cannot escape their sins forever. Sikhs would never forget or forgive them for the defilement of their holy scripture.

Sikhs Would Never Forget Or Forgive Them: Amarinder Singh Says Badals Trying To Divide People

WATCH Akshay Kumar-Modi Interview: PM Talks About Memes; Offers Clarification On 'Strict' Leader Reputation

WATCH Akshay Kumar-Modi Interview: PM Talks About Memes; Offers Clarification On 'Strict' Leader Reputation

In a candid conversation with actor Akshay Kumar, Modi said the revelation might harm him in the ongoing Lok Sabha election.

WATCH Akshay Kumar-Modi Interview: PM Talks About Memes; Offers Clarification On 'Strict' Leader Reputation

Indian-Origin 'Yogi' Puranik Yogendra Wins Japan's Ward Assembly Polls

Indian-Origin 'Yogi' Puranik Yogendra Wins Japan's Ward Assembly Polls

A 41-year-old Indian-origin Japanese, who goes by the nickname "Yogi", has been elected to Tokyo's Edogawa Ward assembly, becoming the first Indian to win an election in Japan.

Indian-Origin 'Yogi' Puranik Yogendra Wins Japan's Ward Assembly Polls

Wife Arrested In Murder Case Of ND Tiwari's Son Rohit Shekhar

Wife Arrested In Murder Case Of ND Tiwari's Son Rohit Shekhar

The murder case of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of late ND Tiwari, has been cracked by Delhi Police crime branch after eight days of investigation.

Wife Arrested In Murder Case Of ND Tiwari's Son Rohit Shekhar

Denied Renomination, MoS Vijay Sampla Says BJP Committed 'Cow Slaughter'

Denied Renomination, MoS Vijay Sampla Says BJP Committed 'Cow Slaughter'

Denied the BJP ticket, sitting Hoshiarpur MP Vijay Sampla today used his Twitter account to vent his ire.

Denied Renomination, MoS Vijay Sampla Says BJP Committed 'Cow Slaughter'

Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Wrestler-Turned-Cop Narsingh Yadav Booked For Joining Congress Campaign

Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Wrestler-Turned-Cop Narsingh Yadav Booked For Joining Congress Campaign

The FIR was lodged against Yadav, 40, in the Amboli Police Station, an official said.

 

 

Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Wrestler-Turned-Cop Narsingh Yadav Booked For Joining Congress Campaign