No venue available for Zakir Naik to hold press conference

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 July 2016, 11:43 AM

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has cancelled his press conference which was expected from Saudi Arabia. He was expected to face the Indian media via Skype at the World Trade Centre in Mumbai on Thursday.

This comes after he failed to found a venue for the press conference.

Mumbai police is likely to submit its report on controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik to the state government before the commencement of the monsoon session of Maharashtra Legislature next week, a top Home Department official today said.

“Contrary to media reports, Zakir Naik has not been given any clean chit by the Mumbai police. All angles are being probed and a report will be submitted to the government before the Monsoon session of the state Legislature (commencing on July 18),” a senior government official told PTI, requesting anonymity.

Facing heat over allegation of inspiring some of the Dhaka attackers through his speeches and under scanner of the state and the central agencies, Naik is expected to clarify his position during the media interaction.