Indian ‘hate preacher’ charged with money laundering

A controversial Islamic preacher has been charged with money laundering by Indian authorities.

Zakir Naik, who lives in exile, is accused of acquiring $28m (£21m) worth of criminal assets, a claim he denies.

Indian authorities have also accused him of spreading hate speech and inciting terrorism.

Mr Naik, 53, promotes a radical form of Islam on the channel Peace TV. It is banned in India but has an estimated 200 million viewers worldwide.

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