In what could spell double trouble for Zakir Naik is that at least one close aide of the controversial preacher has given a confessional statement under section 164 of CrPC, spilling beans on Naik's benami property worth Rs 100 crores.
Top sources in National Investigation Agency (NIA) say another key aide has also agreed to give a statement which will nail Naik. But the aide suffered a fracture recently, throwing spanner in the legal process.
However the agency said they already have enough evidence. Meanwhile after ED, NIA will soon be knocking on court door's seeking non-bailable warrant (NBW) for Zakir Naik, the head of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF). This comes after the controversial preacher-cum-televangelist gave a hatrick miss to NIA's summons to him. Top sources said after the NBW, the agency will move application to declare Naik a "proclaimed offender", under section 82 of CrPC.