The police have not received any official report that fugitive preacher Zakir Naik planning an alleged terror attack in India.

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador told Bernama that the Malaysian police however, welcomed the sharing of information on the matter and were always monitoring developments on terrorism.

"All this while, police have always received cooperation from law enforcement agencies in other countries in tackling national security issues," he was quoted saying.

Abdul Hamid was responding to a report in Times of India yesterday that India's intelligence had intercepted crucial financial transactions linked to Naik, suggesting a Malaysia-based Rohingya outfit may be in advanced stages of orchestrating a terror strike in India.

The woman-led group, trained in Myanmar, was allegedly planning the attack in the next few weeks, the intel showed.

According to the report, suspicious transactions to the tune of Rs2 lakhs (RM11,000) had been traced to Naik and Rohingya leader Mohammed Naseer, and that a Chennai-based suspect had received part of the sum.

The terror group was believed to have been planning to infiltrate into India by the end of December through Bangladesh, and likely launch attacks in Ayodhya, Bodhgaya, Punjab and Srinagar.

Source: Bernama, Times of India
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