MUMBAI: A total of Rs 60 crore was deposited in controversial televangelist Zakir Naik ‘s bank account in the last three years from three different countries, a Mumbai police probe has found. The money was transferred to five accounts belonging to Naik’s family members, a police officer who did not wish to be named said.
Police sources said they had probed the money angle and found details of all transactions. “We still don’t know what this money was meant for. We have done an inquiry and found the money trail. The money was transferred to family members’ accounts,” said the officer.

The account, the officer made clear, does not belong to Naik’s NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) but is his own. Police are looking into the financial transactions of Naik and the IRF. However, they are yet to question IRF officials.

“We may question them about the source of income, the connection between the depositors and Naik,” said the officer.

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