According to reports, the national investigation agency (NIA) has found the first piece of direct evidence that links controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and his NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) with terror activities and ISIS.
The reports states that the NIA probe has found that ISIS operative, Abu Anas, who was arrested from Rajasthan in January this year, got a “scholarship” of Rs 80,000 from IRF around the same time he was planning to go to Syria.
It is believed that Anas was planning to fight alongside the terror outfit ISIS in Syria.
Reports also suggest that Anas was in regular touch with IRF office bearers and that he was given this amount in the disguise of scholarship in October 2015.
This “scholarship” money was transferred by IRF into Anas’s ICICI bank account in Tonk, Rajasthan.
Anas was arrested by NIA in January 2016 and was part of the multi-city ISIS module which was captured across India in January and February.
This module is said to be the subsidiary outfit of ISIS which is based in India and named – Junood-ul-Khilafa-Fil-Hind and was planning various attacks across India.