Two of the aides of controversial televangelist and founder of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) Zakir Naik had facilitated the conversion of as many as 800 people from across the country to Islam.
According to media reports, Rizwan Khan and Arshid Qureshi, who were arrested from Mumbai recently, admitted during the interrogation that they have converted people belonging to Christianity and Hinduism to Islam.
Khan, who was arrested from Kalyan, said he used to run a marriage bureau, but did not force anybody to convert. Several marriage certificates and other documents were seized from him by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).
According to a Times of India report, the ATS officials confirmed that the arrested accused, along with IRF and two other organisations were planning large scale conversions across the country.
The accused used to mainly target prison inmates and college students.
However, one of the organisations claimed that it was not involved in any conversion, but admitted that Khan used to visit its office.