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NIA issues yet another notice to Zakir Naik-led IRF

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

In yet another setback to controversial Islamic preacher and founder of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) Zakir Naik, the Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday issued a notice asking him to appear at the NIA Headquarter on March 30.

Earlier on March 14, the NIA had issued notice to Naik and ordered him to face questioning. Naik, however, did not responded back to the notice.

The IRF, headed by Naik, last year moved a seeking directions against the ban imposed on it by the Central

The High Court, however, on March 16 dismissed the plea by Naik-led IRF against an immediate ban and freezing of accounts of the organisation. The said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sufficient material for the immediate ban.

Last year on November 15, the Centre had banned the IRF for five years after declaring it as an "unlawful association" under the anti-terror laws, and the NIA followed up with raids on its premises in on November 19.

The foundation had first come under the scanner after the terrorist responsible for Dhaka attack in 2016, in an online post had said that he was inspired by Naik's speeches.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 16:57 IST