Maharashtra government on Thursday ordered a police probe into the public documents of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. The probe order came after news reports emerged that one of the terrorists, who slaughtered 22 people in Dhaka last week, might have been inspired from the speeches of Naik.
Earlier in the day police personnel were deployed outside the Mumbai office of the Islamic Research Foundation, run by Naik.
Bangladeshi newspaper the Daily Star had reported that militant Rohan Imtiaz, son of an Awami League leader, ran a propaganda on Facebook last year quoting Peace TV's preacher Naik "urging all Muslims to be terrorists".
Meanwhile union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said speeches of Naik are objectionable, indicating the government may take action against him. Earlier Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju had also hinted at taking action against the controversial scholar.