Nagpur: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted raids in Nagpur at the house of Abdul Muqtadir for suspected links to extremist preacher Zakir Naik, sources said.
According to the sources, a team of 25 NIA officials on Thursday reached Abdul’s house at 4 am and conducted raids.
The officials also searched the house of Abdul’s neighbours, said the sources.
It must be mentioned here that Zakir Naik is an Islamic preacher involved in conversion activities.Naik’s preachings have been sighted as inspiration for terrorists to commit terrorist acts.
He faces multiple charges including money laundering, hate speeches in India and has been residing in Malaysia since 2017.
Sources said Abdul Muqtadir spoke to a maulana in Pakistan in 2017, after which he went to Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli and made a call to Pakistan from there.
Sources further said that Abdul had also spoken to members of Zakir Naik’s organisation IRF.