Controversial Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik has lodged a defamation case against Times Now’s chief Arnab Goswami along with other executives of the news organization.
Naik’s advocate Mubin Solkar has issued a notice against the team alleging Arnab, in his show “The Newshour Debate” made “false and defamatory statements” against Naik.
He is now seeking an unconditional apology from Goswami and Times Now and asked them for Rs 500 crore as compensation as the show “tarnished” his reputation in the eyes of the general public.
Naik, preaches on his Peace TV and has been under the India’s investigating agencies scanner after two terrorists involved in Dhaka attack, were said to be influenced
Naik alleged that the channel made several reckless and callous remarks against him without verifying the facts and without any evidence in support.
He also added that the news channel has not just defamed and maligned him but have also hurt his religious sentiments.