Money routes via UK:- Naik's propaganda machinery operates through a maze of companies and a trust registered in the UK. Naik, in 2007, floated Islamic Research Foundation International, a private limited company to finance 'Peace TV' which is banned in India and several other countries. Details available with Express show that Naik is also one of the directors of Universal Broadcasting Corporation Limited, which holds the broadcasting license for Peace TV. He is also on the board of UK-based Lord Production Inc Ltd, which holds the license of Peace TV English. It is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Broadcasting Corporation Ltd. The Islamic Research Foundation International last year had made 'donations' of over `9 crore to Universal Broadcasting Corporation limited. Around `10 crore was paid in donations in 2013. Islamic Research Foundation International raises funds by appeals made through television broadcasts which directs people to its website where donations can be made using credit/debit cards or through a 24x7 call centre. Other donations are raised through monthly standing orders from donors and other donations sent via cheque. However, donor's names are not made public and it remains in the domain of speculation.
NSG team to visit B'desh:- A special team of National Security Guard (NSG) officers will be travelling to Bangladesh to “analyse and study" the bombings at an Eid prayer gathering on Thursday and the recent terror siege at a high-end restaurant in Dhaka. Special Forces establishment in Bangladesh approved the formers' request to visit the attack spots. (With PTI inputs)