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India to pursue formal request to Malaysia for Zakir Naik's extradition: MEA

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has made a formal request to and will continue to pursue for the of controversial Islamic Naik, said on Wednesday.

"has made a formal request for the of We would continue to pursue the matter with Malaysia," said the Ministry.

On Tuesday, Malaysian said his country has the right not to extradite Naik, for similar reasons that had turned down his country's request to extradite Sirul in 2015. He added that believes that he would not be accorded justice in

is facing charges of inciting communal disharmony and committing unlawful activities in India. He is also facing probe both in India and in connection with the terror attack at the in in July 2016. The two suspects in the terror attack had claimed that they were inspired by Naik's radical preaching.

In addition, the (ED) filed a prosecution complaint against Naik, who is believed to be in Malaysia, on money laundering charges on December 22, 2016.

A total amount of Rs 193.06 crore has been identified as "proceeds of crime." The directorate has also attached properties of Naik worth Rs 50.46 crore.

According to the ED, money laundering was conducted via "dubious" origins from the UAE to facilitate production and broadcasting incriminating videos for spreading communal hatred and radicalisation of a particular community.

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 23:24 IST