Zakir Naik’s confidant Aamir Gazdar, who was arrested on Thursday, will be produced in the special PMLA court on Friday afternoon. Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to seek his custody for investigating the money trail.
Sources revealed that Gazdar’s financial details, along with investments, are under scrutiny. This is the first arrest in the case. Though the central agency has summoned Zakir Naik, the televangelist has failed to appear before it. Gazdar has been alleged of staying in touch with Naik even after he fled the country. ED sources said that Gazdar, 55, managed the ‘transaction of illegal cash’ for Naik.