India will soon request the Malaysian government for Zakir Naik’s extradtion.The internal legal process was nearly complete and the request would be sent to Malaysia soon, where the radical Islamic preacher is residing.
According to the media report, Naik has been given permanent residency in Malaysia and top Malaysian government officials have embraced him.
“Over the time spent in this country, he has not broken any laws or regulations. As such, there is no reason from a legal standpoint to detain or arrest him,” Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was quoted as telling the country’s parliament.
In July this year, a special court in Mumbai declared Naik a “proclaimed offender”.
According to National Investigation Agency (NIA), after the order declaring Naik – who enjoys a NRI status – a proclaimed offender was issued on July 21, the process to attach his assets started under the Criminal Procedure Code’s Section 83.