Al-Qaeda Terrorists Arrested By NIA From Kerala

NIA busts Pak-sponsored al-Qaida module; 9 terrorists arrested from West Bengal, Kerala. 9 Al-Qaeda terrorists have been arrested this morning as a number of raids have been carried out in Kerala and Bengal, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) stated. The raids have been performed in West Bengal’s Murshidabad and Kerala’s Ernakulam.

“NIA had learnt about an inter-state module of Al-Qaeda operatives at varied places in India, together with West-Bengal and Kerala. The group was planning to undertake terrorist assaults at very important installations in India with an intention to kill harmless individuals and strike terror,” an official assertion by the probe company learn.

Whereas six terrorists have been arrested from Bengal, three terrorists have been arrested from Kerala within the early morning raids, it added.

“Massive amount of incriminating supplies together with digital gadgets, paperwork, jihadi literature, sharp weapons, country-made firearms, a regionally fabricated physique armour, articles and literature used for making home-made explosive gadgets have been seized from their possession,” the NIA stated, including that “these people have been radicalised by Pakistan-based Al-Qaeda terrorists on social media and have been motivated to undertake assaults at a number of locations,” together with Delhi-NCR.

The module was “actively indulging in fund-raising and some members of gang have been planning to journey to Delhi to obtain arms and ammunition,” as per the preliminary investigation.

All of the terrorists arrested at present – Murshid Hasan, Iyakub Biswas, Mosaraf Hossen, Najmus Sakib, Abu Sufiyan, Mainul Mondal, Leu Yean Ahmed, Al Mamun Kamal and Atitur Rehman – might be taken to courts in Kerala and Bengal to hunt their police custody.

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