Four MHA officials suspended for renewing licence to Zakir Naik’s NGO

New Delhi: Four officials of the Home Ministry were tonight suspended for their alleged goof-up in renewing the FCRA licence of the NGO of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is under the scanner of security agencies for his alleged radical views.

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik
Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

The officials, whose names and ranks were not known immediately, were suspended after the Home Ministry found that Naik’s NGO Islamic Research Foundation’s FCRA licence was renewed recently despite several ongoing probe against him.

“The four officials were suspended with immediate effect for their alleged role in the renewal of the FCRA licence of Naik’s NGO,” a Home Ministry official said.