Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday directed Mumbai Police to initiate inquiry into controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s public documents.
According to reports, Mumbai police have been asked to probe all the recordings of Zakir Naik’s speeches.
The move by Maharashtra government came a day after Bangladesh asked India to examine the speeches of Zakir Naik, in the wake of the recent attack in a Dhaka cafe.
Naik’s speeches are believed to have inspired some of the Bangladeshi militants, who killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, at an upscale restaurant in Dhaka last Friday.
On Wednesday, security personnel were deployed outside Naik’s ‘Islamic Research Foundation’ office at Dongri area in South Mumbai as a precautionary measure in the wake of the escalating row.
Naik yesterday asserted that his speech on Islam and terror has been taken out of context and claimed that he had only said muslims should terrorise anti-social elements.