The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued its fourth summon to Dr Zakir Naik, with an instruction to be present for interrogation, within next 10 days in India. According to the sources the fourth summon issued to Naik via his lawyer and through e-mail, to cooperate and present in the probe.
It should be instructed to Naik that, if he ignore this summon then court issued arrest warrant against him. Last week, Dr Naik through his lawyer had handed over a letter with a request to mail him the list of questions, which he would reply back attached with required documents.
In the letter Dr. Naik request and said,”We request that a detailed questionnaire and a list of documents that the department needs to facilitate investigations be submitted to him via email so he can respond to the best of his ability”. The letter continued saying,”Our apprehensions regarding the probe stand fortified with the arrest of Mr Aamir Gazdar.
We are afraid our client will meet with the same fate if he makes an appearance. The fact that Gazdar was arrested despite him submitting all his documents to the National Investigating Agency (NIA) leaves much to be desired.” Dr Naik feared about his possible arrest, if he arrives in India to cooperate with the agency in the investigation.
So he sent the request to the court to not to arrest him and he is ready to give all his documents to the court. According to the sources the agency said,”We have rejected all his request of video-conferencing via Skype and his written reply through email, etc. He has no other option now, then to come to India and face the interrogation.
The department has replied to his advocate in writing and also by sending an email to Dr Naik”. While replying to Dr Naik, the ED officials issued him the fourth summon with an instruction to appear before the ED office, within next ten days. Apart form that Naik’s sister Nailah Noorani has been summoned for this week because she bought the 90 percent of shares in six dummy companies formed by Dr Naik. Dr. Naik launder more than Rs. 200 Crore in the fraud companies and his another partner who is in custody Aamir Gazda also buy the 10 percent shares of the company.