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Extradition request of Zakir Naik under consideration of Malaysia: MEA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said its request to to extradite controversial Islamic was under active consideration of that country.

In January, the (MEA) made a formal request to to deport Naik, wanted by for allegedly inciting youngsters for terror activities through his hate speeches.

"At this stage, our extradition request is under consideration of the Malaysian authorities. We do maintain through the ministry and our regular touch with the Malaysian authorities in this regard," MEA said at a press briefing.

He was asked about the status of India's request to Malaysia to extradite has an extradition treaty with Malaysia.

is being probed under terror and money laundering charges by the (NIA). He had left India in July, 2016.

There were also reports of the the giving him land for his studio. Reacting to a question in this regard, Kumar said it was difficult to verify this.

On a question on the status of the Red Corner Notice issued by the against Nirav Modi, wanted for alleged financial irregularities amounting several thousand crores of rupees in Punjab National Bank, Kumar said the ministry has written to all its missions that they should bring it to the notice of the governments of the country concerned and seek their support in the implementation of the notice.

"As far as further action is concerned, we will do whatever our agencies advice us to do," he said.

On Vijay Mallya's extradition from the United Kingdom, Kumar said that hearing for final argument on the matter has been postponed to July 31 by the on a request of defence lawyers.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 20:51 IST