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Interpol rejects India's request to issue red corner notice against Zakir Naik
The Interpol has rejected India's request for issuing a red corner notice (RCN) against Zakir Naik. While India tried its best to corner the extremist preacher, the Interpol seems to have not been moved by reasons provided by the Indian security agencies.

Naik is wanted by India's premier anti-terror investigating agency, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for delivering hateful speeches allegedly containing inciting rants for encouraging terror activities and spreading communal hatred. Another charge of money-laundering is also being probed against Naik.  

Naik's name had surfaced in the media after some terrorists from Bangladesh claimed that they had been motivated by Naik's speeches to take up arms. 

But the Interpol has rejected the request claiming that it cannot be processed as no case has been registered against Naik in any court of the country. Although a chargesheet has been filed against Naik, but that was filed in October this year whereas the request was sent to Interpol in May this year. 

But since a chargesheet has now been filed against Naik, the NIA will reportedly send a fresh request to the Interpol to issue a red corner notice against Naik. And this time, the NIA has more chances of obtaining the notice against Naik as a case against him has already been filed in an NIA court in Mumbai.  

The home ministry has already declared Naik's organisation as an unlawful one and has also banned it. But before Naik could be arrested, he fled India in July this year. He has now been declared as absconding. He is currently reported to be living in Malaysia. Malaysian media has also claimed that Malaysia is yet to receive any formal request to extradite Naik from the country. 

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