Syed Salahuddin and Islamic preacher Zakir Naik feature in the list of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as the most wanted fugitives and has sought help from the public in locating them to make the nation safer. Syed Salahuddin is roaming freely in Pakistan while Zakir Naik has taken refuge in Malaysia.
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“NIA need your help in locating fugitives. If you have any information, please call at 011-24368800 or mail at [email protected],” the agency tweeted. According to the tweet, the identity of the people will be kept secret.
Head of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin, controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, Head of Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami Ilyas Kashmiri, Jama’at-ud-Da’wah chief Hafiz Saeed, Lashkar-e-Taiba’s top leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi are some of the most prominent names in this most wanted list of the NIA
In the newly published list, a red dot can be seen at the bottom right of the image which indicates red notice issued by Interpol. The rupee sign indicates money reward declared by the NIA for information leading to arrest of the criminals. Fifty-seven criminals have money reward on them.
India first released a list of the 50 most wanted fugitives hiding in Pakistan on May 2011, after the killing of Osama bin Laden by the US special forces. It was prepared in consultation with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the NIA, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and various law enforcement agencies.
Names which appear in the list are only removed if the people are captured or die or the charges against them are dropped. The list also contains information about their organisation, crimes committed, charges pressed and their aliases.