PETALING JAYA: Dr Zakir Naik will not be extradited to India, the Inspector-General of Police confirms.
Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun denied reports on online news portals, including those based in India, that the controversial speaker would be handed over to Indian authorities.
“It is not true.
“He will not be extradited to India tonight (yesterday),” he said when contacted.
Several media portals reported that the preacher would be deported yesterday.
However, a Malaysian news portal quoted Dr Zakir’s lawyer – Shaharuddin Ali – saying his client has not received any extradition notice.
An Indian news portal – timesnownews.com – reported that Dr Zakir would be sent back to India but he also denied it.
In a statement issued through his organisation, Islamic Research Foundation, Dr Zakir dismissed reports of his return to India as “totally baseless and false”.
He said he had no plans to return unless he was subjected to “unfair prosecution”.
Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had also said previously that Dr Zakir is subjected to Malaysian law and he would have to answer to the authorities if he broke any of the nation’s laws.