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India To Pursue Zakir Naik’s Extradition Request With Malaysia: Exterior Affairs Ministry

Zakir Naik, a 53-year-old tv preacher, left India in 2016. (File)

New Delhi: 

The Exterior Affairs Ministry at the moment stated it might proceed to pursue with Malaysia its request for extradition of controversial preacher Zakir Naik, two days after the Malaysian Prime Minister stated that his nation has the correct to not extradite Zakir Naik as he claims he is not going to get a good trial again residence.

Spokesperson of the Exterior Affairs Ministry Raveesh Kumar additionally asserted that the equity of the Indian justice system has by no means been in query. “India has extradition arrangements with many nations. In the past, there are numerous cases of successful extradition to India. The fairness of the Indian justice system has never been in question,” Mr Kumar stated.

“India has made a formal request for the extradition of Zakir Naik. We would continue to pursue the matter with Malaysia,” he added.

Zakir Naik, a 53-year-old radical tv preacher, left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to Malaysia, which has reportedly granted everlasting residency to him.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was quoted as saying by “The Star” newspaper on Monday that “Zakir (Naik) in general feels that he is not going to get a fair trial (in India).”

The Malaysian chief additionally in contrast the scenario to Australia refusing to extradite former police commando Sirul Azhar Umar, who was sentenced to dying in Malaysia in 2015 for killing a Mongolian mannequin.

Zakir Naik was booked by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in 2016 based mostly on a Nationwide Investigation Company FIR that was registered below the Illegal Actions Prevention Act. The ED final month stated Zakir Naik acquired funds value crores in his and his trusts’ financial institution accounts from unidentified “well wishers” over time for his speeches that unfold “hatred and incited Muslim youths” to take up terrorism.

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