Disclosure of ED - Despite no income, Naik moved Rs 49 crore to bank a/cs

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The controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who has no source of income, despite the fact Rs 49 crore has been transferred in his bank accounts. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has made this claim in a charge sheet filed against Naik in the special court.

Judge MS Azmi took cognizance of Naik's charge sheet filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday. Naik is currently in Malaysia.

In the charge sheet, it was said that Zakir Naik, the Islamic preacher who travels around the world, has no known sources of income from employment or business. In such a situation, he has been able to transfer Rs 49.20 crore in his Indian bank accounts.

The Central Investigation Agency has so far arrested two Naik associates - Aamir Gazdar and Najamuddin Sathak. The ED, based on the FIR of the National Investigation Agency, filed a case against Naik in 2016 under the Illegal Activity Prevention Act (UAPA).

It is noteworthy that in 2016, in the investigation of the Mumbai Police, it was revealed that in the bank accounts of the disputed preacher Zakir Naik, 60 crores rupees has been deposited from three different countries in the last three years. This amount was deposited in five bank accounts connected with Naik's family members.

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