I feel relieved, now want India to clear my name of false charges-Zakir Naik

New Delhi: After Interpol has refused the issuance of Red Corner Notice to him, Zakir Naik says he felt relieved and would be happy if India clears his name of false charges.

“I am feeling relieved as Interpol has cancelled the request of red corner notice against me, but I would feel even more relieved if my country’s government and agencies clear me of all false charges. I am sure, the day will come soon,” said Naik in an exclusive video response to India Today.

According to a close aide of Naik, a letter was sent to his lawyer by Interpol informing that the request of Red Corner Notice by Indian agencies against him, has been cancelled due to insufficient evidence.

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Meanwhile, NIA said that they will submit a new request. Alok Mittal, NIA’s spokesperson said, “NIA’s request for red corner notice against Zakir Naik was not accepted by Interpol as charge sheet had not been filed when the request was submitted to the Interpol headquarters. Now, NIA will submit a fresh request to Interpol as charge sheet has already been filed in the concerned NIA court in Mumbai.”

The NIA had accused Dr Zakir Naik of provocative speeches in the country after Indian youths, who had joined terrorist organization had told Indian agencies that they were inspired by Naik’s speeches.