New Delhi: Taking massive action against terrorism and terrorist networks in the country, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday busted a major terrorist module of al-Qaeda in the states of West Bengal and Kerala. Nine terrorists have been arrested from Murshidabad in West Bengal and Ernakulam in Kerala in 11 raids killed across the country by the NIA. While 6 have been arrested from West Bengal, the other three were arrested from Kerala.
“According to preliminary investigation, these people were radicalized on social media by Pakistan-based al-Qaeda militants and were motivated to attack,” the news agency NIA said in a statement. In addition, the terrorist module actively raised funds and was planning to go to Delhi to purchase arms and ammunition. “
The arrested persons were identified as Murshid Hasan, Iyakub Biswas, Mosraf Hossein (all from Ernakulam), and Najmus Saqib, Abu Sufiyan, Munul Mondal, Leu Young Ahmed, Al Mamun Kamal, and Pastur Rahman (from Murshidabad) is. The NIA has also recovered a variety of material from the terrorists, including firearms, body armor and explosive devices.
The NIA received inputs about an inter-state module of al-Qaeda at various locations across the country and registered a case on 11 September 2020. The terrorists will soon be produced before the courts of Kerala and West Bengal for police custody.