Mumbai: Controversial Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik's sister Naila Naushad was summoned by Enforcement directorate officials for questioning in connection with the money laundering cases against Naik adn his NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).
Nailah reached ED office at 11 AM today with her relatives. While Zakir's sister has been probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) earlier, this is the first time she will be grilled by ED officials.
The ED had earlier established a money trail of Rs 200 crore to Zakir Naik and his NGO IRF, of the Rs 200 crore, nearly Rs 50 crore was deposited in Nailah's bank accounts. said sources.
While out of the Rs 50 crore nearly Rs 25 crore was deposited in the account of Longlasting Construction, areal estate company. Naik's sister is a director of this company.
She is also the additional director at Right Property Solutions since March 12, 2013.
According to the Registrar of Companies (RoC) records, Naik and his wife Farhat Zakir Nayak were promoters-cum-director of these two real estate companies until March 2013.
on March 13, 2013, Nailah was appointed as a director in Harmony Media, a production company. She is a director in at least five shell companies floated by Zakir Nayak and was also appointed a director for Majestic Perfumes and Alpha Lubricants on May 22,2015 , according to the source.
ED believed that the money flow from abroad and financial transactions in the bank accounts were handed by Naik's sister and brother Abdul Naik at a personal level. Some 20-25 bank accounts are under scanner for the alleged transactions.
Last week, Nailah was interrogated for two days by the Delhi team of NIA, in which she she told the investigators that she was just a rubber stamp and the companies as well as the NGO were handed by her brother Zakir Naik.