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India makes formal request to Malaysia for Zakir's extradition

IANS  |  New Delhi 

has made a formal request to for of Naik, a radical Mumbai-based who is wanted in in cases of an hate speeches.

Naik, who used to preach on the now-banned 'Peace TV', has been living in for around 2 years in a bid to escape the Indian law after cases were filed against him here in the wake of a terror attack in in 2016.

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

He said India has arrangements with many nations and in the past, there are numerous cases of successful extradition (of fugitives) to India.

"The fairness of the Indian justice system has never been in question," Kumar added.

On Monday, Malaysian said his country "has a right not to extradite" if he is not going to get a free trial in India.

has been on the run ever since he was booked in India in 2016 for hate speeches and after a terror attack on in One of the attackers had reportedly claimed that he had been inspired by the preacher's speeches.

The (ED), which has charged him with to the tune of Rs 193 crore, is planning to get a court issue a non-bailable arrest warrant.

On Tuesday, Naik said he was willing to return to India if the gave in writing that he would not be arrested and jailed till he is actually convicted.

In a statement, he said while he has trust in the Indian judiciary, he had no faith in the prosecution system.

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 20:54 IST
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