New Delhi: Adding to the cries of arrest for controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik who is based in Mumbai, the Shiv Sena party on Monday said that the Centre should nab the preacher instead of going after notorious dons like Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon.

Through the party mouthpiece “Saamana”, the Shiv Sena said, “Stop making announcements of dragging back Dawood or Tiger Memon from Pakistan. Now concentrate on Naik, this hidden enemy at home. Arrest him and throw him in the same cell as Ajmal Kasab.”

The Shiv Sena went even further to state that Naik’s preaching was directly influencing separatist activities in the country. “It seems he is trying to become a messiah of the Muslims by pushing them into hell. A new type of unrest and ‘Pakistan’ is being created in India,” said the party.

Following the Dhaka terror attack where one of the terrorists was allegedly inspired by Naik’s teaching, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) has ever since relentlessly carried out probe against the preacher.