Zakir Naik’s Extradition: MEA Spokesperson gives details

New Delhi: Mr. Raveesh Kumar, Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) speaking at a press conference gave the details of Zakir Naik’s extradition. He said, “India and Malaysia have an extradition treaty and we have made a extradition request to Malaysia, we are waiting for their response in this matter”.

According to the report published in, in the month of March 2018, the Indian government had sought the extradition of Zakir Naik from Malaysia.

It is also reported that the process of extradition of Zakir Naik started after reports surfaced that Malaysia granted permanent residency to him.

Mr. Raveesh Kumar further said that very soon, the official request would be made to the Malaysian government to send back Zakir Naik to India, reported.

It may be mentioned that when India filed charge sheet against Zakid Naik under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Mr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysian Deputy PM had made it clear that Zakir Naik will be sent to India upon receiving a request under the “mutual legal assistance treaty”.

It may be noted that National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing Naik under terror and money laundering charges.