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Chargesheet filed against Zakir Naik aide

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 16, 2017, 3:27 am IST
Updated : Apr 16, 2017, 3:27 am IST

ED officials on Saturday submitted a 245-page chargesheet in the court, charging Gazdar under the provisions of section 3 and 4 of the PMLA.

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik (Photo: PTI)
 Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday filed a chargesheet against Amir Gazdar, a close aide of controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik, in connection with a money laundering case.

Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court judge P.V. Bhavake will hear arguments on the charges on April 17.

 

ED officials on Saturday submitted a 245-page chargesheet in the court, charging Gazdar under the provisions of section 3 and 4 of the PMLA.

Statements of Gazdar under section 50 (2) and (3) of PMLA and other witnesses like Naik’s sister and three others are part of the chargesheet.

The chargesheet was filed against Gazdar a day after the court issued non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Naik, the president of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), where he is accused of money laundering. Naik is wanted in this case and hence the NBW had been issued against him.

According to the ED, Naik was at the helm of affairs of his now-banned IRF. Naik had also allegedly formed dummy companies in India as well as in abroad and Gazdar was director in six such companies. These companies are Universal Broadcasting Corporation, Lords Production, (both in England), Harmony Media, Longlast Constructions, Majestic Perfumes and Alpha Lubricants (all in Mumbai).

 

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