The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing a possible Zakir Naik link in the abduction of a Chennai based girl from London by the son of a former Bangladeshi MP and his associates.
The father of the victim, a businessman from Chennai, has alleged that his daughter who was studying in London has been radicalized, converted into Islam and abducted by a group of Bangladeshi nationals led by Nafees, the son of former Bangladesh MP Sardar Shakhawat Hussain. Further he has also named the radical Islamic preacher Zakir Naik in his complaint.
As per the complaint, Nafees first befriended the girl, converted her and then abducted her. The victim, who was in London for her studies, allegedly fell prey to a gang, with which even Naik is being said to be involved.
“The family came to know that the girl was radicalised and later converted to Islam by the gang, which has reportedly asked for ransom from the family to release her,” DTnext quoted an NIA source as saying.
The accused have reportedly been booked under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including conspiracy, criminal intimidation, kidnapping, trafficking and sexual exploitation along with wrongful confinement, extortion attempt, and death threats.
It is now being probed that whether an organised racket is operating in London to trap innocent girls from non Muslim communities.
The initial probe in the matter was initiated by Chennai Crime Branch. However, taking cognizance of the seriousness of the matter and international implications involved, Union Home Ministry recently handed it over to the NIA.