NIA Court Issues Non-Bailable Warrant Against Zakir Naik

Officials said the tribunal order has not “quashed” the attachment but has directed that status quo be maintained.
  • A special NIA court in Mumbai issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, wanted by the agency for his alleged role in a terror case.
  • Last week, another city court had issued a NBW against Naik in a case of money-laundering registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
  • "There are reasonable grounds to believe that Naik is evading arrest and that he will not voluntarily appear before the court or before the agency. I am of the view that NBW is necessary to be issued," special judge VV Patil said in his order.

(With inputs from PTI.)