New Delhi, India will “very soon” make a request to Malaysia for the extradition of Zakir Naik, charged by the NIA for “radicalising” youth, the external affairs ministry said today, amidst reports that the Islamic preacher was there after being given permanent residency.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also said India’s internal legal process before approaching a foreign country with an extradition request was nearing completion in the case of Naik.
According to media reports, Naik obtained permanent residency five years ago.
Kumar also said that the nature of the extradition request will be known in next few days.
The government has imposed a five-year ban on the IRF under the country’s anti-terror laws and has declared Naik an absconder.