New Delhi, July 11: Investigators are probing the source of funds for the Dr Zakir Naik run Peace TV. A company in London through which Naik funds the Peace TV is under investigation. The police are trying to ascertain the flow of funds and if there are any banned outfits which are contributing to the channel or his activities.
Dr Naik has come under the scanner following a request by Bangladesh which had sought a probe. The request from Bangladesh comes in the wake of of investigators finding that one of the Dhaka attackers had drawn inspiration from Dr Naik's speeches.
Naik, the Mumbai born controversial Islamic Preacher has been accused of making fiery speeches which have allegedly inspired some extremists.
It is alleged that his speeches on Peace TV are fiery in nature and this is inspiring several youth. However the investigators have not yet been able to link him directly to any terrorist group or terrorist.
To be questioned
Naik who was supposed to land in Mumbai on Monday, July 11 and address a press conference has cancelled the same. He is likely to address the press through video conferencing.
Naik currently is in Saudi Arabia. Police officials in Mumbai who are following up the case tell OneIndia that the probe is underway. We had decided on questioning him upon his return to India, officials say.
The police are also checking all the speeches made by him and also details of the funding. Further Naik's offices apart from his contacts are also under the scanner of the investigating officials.