He allegedly made many provocative speeches and engaged in terror propaganda.
Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik-led Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) approached Delhi High Court to challenge ban imposed on NGO by Centre.
High Court, while accepting plea, directed Centre to produce relevant record leading to its declaration banning IRF with immediate effect.
Restricting petition to the issue of the immediate ban, the matter has been posted by the Bench on Tuesday.
On November 15, Central Government had banned IRF for five years after declaring it as an “unlawful association” under Anti-Terror Laws, and the NIA followed up with the raids on its premises in Mumbai on November 19.
According to the Home Ministry, Dr Naik had allegedly made many provocative speeches and engaged in the terror propaganda. Maharashtra Police has also registered criminal cases against Mr. Naik for his alleged involvement in the radicalisation of the youths and luring them into the terror activities.