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NIA court orders attachment of four properties of Zakir Naik

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A special here has ordered the attachment of four properties in belonging to absconding Islamic Naik, booked under an

Charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) two years ago, was declared a proclaimed offender by the court in June 2017.

Following the same, the (NIA) had attached two flats and a commercial establishment in the city belonging to the 52- year-old televangelist.

The central agency's application seeking permission to attach four properties in the Mazgaon area that were owned by was allowed Thursday by the special court.

The court accepted the plea after submitted that Naik, staying overseas, was trying to sell these properties since his funding from various sources has been stopped after the central agency filed a case against him.

Anand Sukhdev, who appeared for the NIA, told the court that was trying to obtain citizenship in several foreign nations and therefore, was trying to raise money for the same by selling these Mazgaon properties.

In November 2016, the central government had declared Naik's Mumbai-based as an "unlawful" association under the UAPA.

Soon after, had registered a case against Naik, accusing him of having incited many persons to take up terror activities, and promoting enmity between different religious groups in through his public speeches and lectures.

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

First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 16:25 IST
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