A non-bailable warrant was today issued against controversial Islamic speaker Zakir Naik by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai.
The NBW was issued on the grounds of promoting enmity among community.
The NIA had filed the case against Naik and some IRF officials under section 153-A of IPC (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and the UAPA.
Naik, head of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), had left the country last year, allegedly to evade arrest after perpetrators of a terror attack in Dhaka said that they were inspired by his teachings.
This comes after a close aide of the controversial preacher gave confessional statement under section 164 of CrPC, spilling beans on Naik's benami property worth Rs 100 crores.