Mumbai, July 11: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has delayed his return to India. Naik was set to return to India on Monday, July 11 from Saudi Arabia and was supposed to hold a press conference.
However, it is now reported that his press conference, scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday has been cancelled. Naik, whose links to the Dhaka cafe attack are being investigated, is likely to be summoned by the Mumbai Police and National Investigation Agencty (NIA) upon his return.
There is no official confirmation from Naik on his return to India.
Meanwhile, security has been tightened near Naik's residence here. Mumbai Police is tight-lipped about the developments on Naik's return but reports suggest that officials will keep a tight vigil on any protests or support marches that might take place.
Naik's name cropped up after it is said that two of the Dhaka attack terrorists said on their Twitter profiles that they were inspired by his speeches.
An advisory has been put into effect on the transmission of Peace TV that broadcasts Naik's speeches. As per the advisory issued to all states, a directive has been issued to ensure that the channel is not broadcast.
The channel has been a major medium through which Naik would deliver his speeches. Bangladesh government too cracked the whip and banned the channel and intelligence agencies in the Bangladesh are said to be investigating Naik.