Indian authorities are taking steps to obtain an Interpol Red notice to pressure Malaysia to extradite controversial TV preacher Zakir Naik.
India’s Enforcement Directorate is seeking Interpol’s assistance to extradite controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik from Malaysia to face money laundering charges, it was revealed on Monday. Indian authorities accuse the popular TV preacher of having laundered INR193 crore ($27,761,120) in illicit funds.
The ED, a law enforcement agency also charged with fighting economic crime, is working on obtaining a non-bailable warrant from a Mumbai court for Naik’s arrest, according to The Hindu. Indian authorities reportedly expect to secure this warrant on 19 June. By securing a non-bailable warrant, Indian authorities would then be able to petition Interpol for a Red Notice, which would place Naik on a list of wanted persons.