PMLA court orders Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to physically appear before court

Mumbai | A special PMLA court on Monday ordered Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to physically appear before the court on 31 July.

Hearing an application filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking a nonbailable warrant against Naik, the Court ordered Naik to appear before the Court. The court further added that if Naik fails to appear before the court, a nonbailable warrant will be issued against him.

A charge sheet was filed against Naik in May this year by the ED on charges of money laundering. The agency had also filed a prosecution complaint under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) before a special court in Mumbai saying that it has identified proceeds of crime worth Rs 193.06 crore.

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik was booked by the ED in 2016 based on a National Investigation Agency (NIA) FIR.

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