Living in Malaysia since 2016, Naik is known for his hate speeches and is also said to have inspired one of the ISIS attackers involved in the 2016 Dhaka terror attack
The Hush Post: Known for his hate speeches, Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is set to be extradited to India from Malaysia on Wednesday. The preacher has been living in Malaysia since 2016.
The Islamic preacher will be flying back to India on July 4. Naik, who shot to limelight due to his hate speeches, had reportedly inspired one of the ISIS attackers involved in the 2016 Dhaka terror attack, a report said.
A Malaysian government source told NDTV in Kuala Lumpur: “He (Zakir Naik) is out of the country tonight. He will be taking a flight to India today I believe.”
Naik has been living in Malaysia’s Putrajaya and was reportedly also given a permanent residency there. On being asked why Malaysia has been favourable toward him, the source added: “You will have to ask the last government.”
Indian investigating agencies were asking Malaysia to hand over Zakir Naik for a while now and he is wanted by the anti-terror National Investigation Agency (NIA), but India had not been able to arrest him as it hadn’t issued a red corner notice against him, the report said.
“In our conversations with Indian authorities like RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), we said please give us an Interpol notice and we will arrest him, but they failed to do so,” the Malaysian source was quoted in the report.