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NIA continues raids on premises linked to Zakir Naik’s banned foundation

For a fourth consecutive day, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out raids and search operations at two more premises of controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s banned Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) on Tuesday.

india Updated: Nov 22, 2016 23:33 IST
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Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation was declared a terrorist organisation last week, and has been banned for five years.
Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation was declared a terrorist organisation last week, and has been banned for five years.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT File Photo)

For a fourth consecutive day, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out raids and search operations at two more premises of controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s banned Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) on Tuesday.

So far, raids have been carried out at 20 premises, an NIA official told PTI. Officials are also deciphering Naik’s speeches by listening to audio and video records, he said.

The official said the NIA seized some incriminating documents and some files in Tuesday’s search operation.

Last week, the foundation was declared a terrorist organisation under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, and banned for five years.

Officials have been perusing documents on financial transactions of IRF including foreign funding and documents related to property details of Naik.

A team of IT experts from NIA headquarters in Delhi is analysing the seized documents.