Rs 15 crore funding to Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation under scanner

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Dhaka, July 13: The Islamic Research Foundation that is headed by the controversial Dr Zakir Naik is alleged to have received funds to the tune of Rs 15 crore in four years.

The details which are there with the Ministry for Home Affairs shows that between the years 2008 and 2012 the foundation had received an approximate of Rs 15 crore from abroad.

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Investigations are now focusing on two aspects where these funds are concerned. An officer informed OneIndia that they are checking if the funds were clean or in violation of the FCRA norms. Further the investigators are also checking to find out the purpose of these funds.

Funds from abroad:

The probe has gone on to show that a large part of the funding had come in from Saudi Arabia. A certain amount of money has also been traced to the United Kingdom as well. This is a crucial aspect of the probe and concerns two very key aspects, investigators say.

Investigators are keen on finding out the purpose for which these countries had funded the IRF. Naik is being investigated for allegedly instigating youth who later took to terrorism.

His name had cropped up following the Dhaka blasts in which it had been found that one of the terrorists was inspired by his speeches.

Naik had however rubbished these allegations and said that in none of his speeches had he encouraged anyone to kill.

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