Indian world famous Islamic scholar and preacher Dr Zakir Naik’s property worth Rs 16 crore has been confiscated in India.
Indian enforcement directorate confiscated Rs 16.4 million worth property of the Muslim scholar Dr Zakir Naik.
He is charged with indulging in activities that are prejudicial to national integration.
The properties are in Mumbai and Poona.
Up till now in total Rs 50 crore worth property of the Islamic scholar has been confiscated.
He is accused of hurting the religious sentiments of people.
The Malysian government has given him permanent residency.
Dr Zakir Naik is considered to be a controversial person.
According to reports, his empire consists of at least 37 properties, mostly in Maharashtra towns. Of these, 25 are flats in Mumbai alone.
The market value of these properties and other assets are around Rs 100 crore.
The Indian law enforcement gathered details of these properties during its scrutiny of records of Dr Naik and his outfit, the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).
The Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) had been banned for five years following a government notification declaring it to be an “unlawful association” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).