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Legal process for Zakir Naik's extradition nearing completion

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India's legal process for approaching for the extradition of Zakir Naik, charged by the NIA for radicalising youths, is "nearing completion" and soon an official request will be sent, the external affairs ministry said today.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also said that the ministry's internal process was underway in the case.


"The formal request for assistance of a foreign is such case requires a legal process. We are nearing the completion of this exercise. Soon an official request will be made to the Malaysian The internal process we have to complete is also underway," he said.

According to media reports, Naik was in after obtaining permanent residency there five years ago.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has charged Naik and the Mumbai-based non-profit Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) that he founded in 1991 with indulging in unlawful activities and promoting religious hatred.

The has imposed a five-year ban on the IRF under the country's anti-terror laws and has declared Naik an absconder.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 18:02 IST
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