The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday attached fresh assets worth Rs 16.40 crore in connection with its money-laundering probe against controversial Islamist preacher Zakir Naik. In its statement, ED said that it had issued a provisional order for attachment of Naik's assets, located in Mumbai and Pune under the Prevention and Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The central probe agency said that the estimated value of the immovable assets was Rs 16.40 crore. This was the third such attachment in the case by the ED.
The agency is probing the case after taking cognisance of an FIR filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Naik, who is said to be based in Malaysia at present.
With the latest order, the total value of assets attached in the case by the ED stands at Rs 50.49 crore.
(With PTI inputs)