Enforcement Directorate arrested Aamir Abdul Mannan Gazdar, who is aide of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. Aamir Abdul was detained by Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case against Islamic Research Foundation and Zakir Naik.
According to the Aamir Abdul, he was given Rs 148.9 crore in form of cash by Zakir Naik’s executive Aslam Qureshi during August and October last year for safety and later it was taken back in repayments. Aamir Abdul has 5 percent share in Zakir Naik’s businesses Harmony Media Pvt Ltd and Longlast Constructions Pvt Ltd. While in Alpha Lubricants and Majestic Perfumes, he holds 50 percent shares. He said that remaining shares of all businesses are held by Zakir Naik’s sister Nailah Noorani.
He also an executor in Islamic Research Foundation International and chief UK-based ventures Universal Broadcasting Corporation Pvt Ltd Co and Lord Production Pvt Ltd Co of Zakir Naik.
As per the Aamir Abdul, the method of Zakir Naik was to start covering businesses and trusts and use them to do giant money transfers.
Zakir Naik’s sister Nailah said that she got loans amounting to Rs 29 crore from her mother and late father during 2013-14 and 2016-17. From this money, she was regularly giving loans to Longlast Constructions and Harmony Media.