The Home Ministry has put the Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s NGO under the ‘prior permission category’. The foreign funds received by NGO have been directly transferred into Zakir Naik’s account.
The Ministry has told Reserve Bank of India that without its permission no foreign funds could be released to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) account of the IRF.
After the inquiry of the NGO, it was revealed that it was carrying out activities against the FCRA norms.
On August 19, the license of FCRA was renewed in spite of an inspection notice issued on August. The four Home Ministry officials were suspended.
“We have enough time to gather evidence and take further action against IRF,” said a senior government official.