In a fresh development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached fresh assets worth Rs 16.40 crore in connection with its money-laundering probe against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.
Sources in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) stated that provisional order for attachment of assets registered in the name of Naik’s family members have been issued.
The estimated value of the immovable assets was Rs 16.40 crore, the central probe agency said.
The ED identified the properties as Fatima Heights and Aafiyah Heights in Mumbai, an unnamed project in the Bhandup area of Maharashtra’s capital city and a project named Engracia in Pune.
The ED had registered a criminal case against Naik and others in December 2016 after taking cognisance of a National Investigation Agency (NIA) complaint filed under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
The NIA had also filed a charge sheet against Naik and others before a Mumbai court in October 2017.