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Zakir Naik: Interpol will not succumb to any pressure

Zakir Naik: Interpol will not succumb to any pressure

PUCHONG: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik condemned the Indian government of engaging in a “witch-hunt” and putting pressure on the Interpol to issue a red corner notice against him in a statement today.

Naik, who fled India in 2016, said he was aware of the “pressure the Indian government was applying on the Interpol” to issue a red corner notice against him.

“It’s part of an elaborate witch-hunt. But having verified with a few member countries, I can confirm that there is no red corner notice against me as of date.

“I am aware of the desperation Indian government has shown in submitting a request to Interpol to issue a red corner notice against me. It’s part of an elaborate witchhunt. But having verified with a few member countries, I can confirm that there is no red corner notice against me as of date.

He added that one of the Indian newspapers seems to have jumped the gun and reported internal deliberations of the Indian government, which as a matter of fact, has been going on for over two years now.

“The Interpol had already canceled a red corner notice against me once. And it’s been one-and-a-half years since the govt submitted a charge sheet and started applying pressure on the Interpol. But as things stand, I have no reason to believe that Interpol will succumb to any kind of undue pressure”.

Dr Zakir has PR status in both Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.

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