NIA Files FIR Against Zakir Naik, Conducts Raids at 10 Centres of IRF in Mumbai

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday conducted raids at 10 premises of controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) in Mumbai.
The NIA had registered a case against Zakir Naik and others on Friday under 10,13,18 of UAPA and section 153A of IPC.
The search operations are still under way at IRF premises.
The NIA is being assisted by Mumbai Police in its search operations.
The Union cabinet had approved a proposal to outlaw the IRF on November 15 for its alleged terror activities.
In a gazette notification, the home ministry had said the IRF and its members, particularly, the founder and its president Zakir Naik, has been encouraging and aiding its followers to promote or attempt to promote, on grounds of religion, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious communities.