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Zakir Naik's alleged links with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed under probe

Zakir-Naik--profile Islamic cleric Dr Zakir Naik

New revelation spells more trouble for Islamic cleric Dr Zakir Naik.

The official website of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), a front of the banned terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), has listed Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) website as a resource for accessing religious information, say media reports.

Intelligence agencies have taken note of it and are probing the alleged links between Naik and LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. The Mumbai police and the Union home ministry have also received several petitions seeking probe into the matter.

The JuD changed the name and address of its website following the 26/11 attacks. The website is inaccessible from India. However, the news publications who managed to access the website through a virtual private network were able to confirm that Naik's IRS was among the nine links listed on the main page of the JuD website.

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The LeT is responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terrorists attacks, which killed more than 160 people.

Naik is being investigated after two terrorists involved in recent Dhaka attack allegedly revealed that they were “inspired” by his preachings.

He has allegedly influenced many terrorists including LeT's Rahil Sheikh, who is also accused of plotting a series of train bombings in Mumbai in 2006.

While the Maharashtra government has ordered a police probe into speeches made by Naik on television and the web, the Central government is contemplating a probe into the funding of his Peace TV and IRF.

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