Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Sunday claimed that there has been no misuse of funds by his banned NGO and rejected all allegations of involvement in terror-related activities.
Remaining non-committal on returning to India, where he has been booked for hate speech and under anti-terror law UAPA, the 51-year-old televangelist, who is currently abroad, said he has repeatedly offered his cooperation to NIA.
Asked about the legal steps he would take to challenge the ban on his NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), Naik said his legal teams in Mumbai and Delhi were looking into the issue and would move the Court soon.
The Centre recently banned the IRF for five years and declared it as an unlawful association. Naik said the ban on IRF was politically motivated.