Gazdar, a close aide of Zakir Naik,
was on February 16 arrested by ED
(Enforcement Directorate) in connection
with its probe in a money laundering
case against him and others, reports
news18.cm. Officials said
Gazdar, director in certain firms
under scanner in this case, was
arrested late evening by the Enforcement
Directorate under the provisions
of the Prevention of Money Laundering
Act (PMLA). "Gazdar, a confidant
of Naik, was put under arrest around
7:30 PM today. He will be produced
in a court tomorrow for further
custody," an official said.
Gazdar, officials said, was called
for questioning at the ED's office
here and was arrested as he was
allegedly "not cooperating"
with the investigators.
claimed the agency suspects that
Gazdar allegedly handled cash funds
and transactions worth INR 200 crore
on behalf of Naik and his NGO Islamic
Research Foundation (IRF). They
added Gazdar's firm used to reportedly
provide content for IRF's Peace
TV, and its operations were handled
from the western metropolis here.