NIA arrests nine Al Qaeda terrorists planning attacks in Delhi-NCR

NIA arrests nine people with suspected Al Qaeda links from Kerala, West Bengal; firearms, body armour seized

NIA arrests nine people with suspected Al Qaeda links from Kerala, West Bengal; firearms, body armour seized

News reports cite the agency as saying that preliminary investigations revealed that the individuals were radicalised by Pakistan-based Al-Qaeda terrorists on social media and were being motivated to carry out attacks at multiple places including the National Capital Region (NCR).

The NIA team conducted the raids on Saturday early morning and picked the terrorists associated with Pakistan sponsored module of Al-Qaeda.

According to the press release by the NIA, the agency had learnt about an inter-state module of Al-Qaeda operatives at various locations in India including West-Bengal and Kerala.

The central agency had received inputs about an inter-state module of Al Qaeda operatives planning terrorist attacks targeting Delhi, Mumbai and Kochi and were actively raising funds for the goal, according to NIA officials. The arrested terrorists will be produced before concerned courts in Kerala and West Bengal for police custody and further investigation. The agency said, large quantity of incriminating material has been seized from their possession.

The nine arrested accused have been identified as - Murshid Hasan, Iyakub Biswas & Mosaraf Hossen, all three now based in Ernakulam, Kerala; besides Najmus Sakib, Abu Sufiyan, Mainul Mondal, Leu Yean Ahmed, Al Mamun Kamal & Atitur Rehman, all r/o Murshidabad, West Bengal.

3 people were nabbed from Ernakulam and 6 were nabbed from West Bengal. It is reported that the gang was led by Abu Sufiyan, arrested from Bengal, and Murshid Hussain, arrested from Kerala.

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The module was said to be actively fundraising. The central agency arrested nine suspected terrorists of the banned terror organisation Al-Qaeda. "The terrorists were directly in contact with Pakistani handlers", said NIA official. The plans included travelling to Kashmir for delivering the weapons. "His "Ostrich Stance" is very disturbing", he tweeted.

"State has become home to illegal bomb making that has the potential to unsettle democracy".

The ruling TMC on the other hand said the arrests can not be construed as failure on the part of the state administration which is committed to flush out terrorists.

The opposition is politicising an issue involving national security, it said.

Three of the nine Qaeda men were arrested from Ernakulam district.

Arrested terrorists have been identified as Murshid Hasan, Iyakub Biswas and Mosaraf Hossen, all three residents of Ernakulam.

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