NIA’s big crackdown, Al-Qaeda operatives held from West Bengal, Kerala
The men are linked to Pakistani al-Qaeda and were planning to carry out bombings across the country after getting trained on social media.
Calcutta: Following the revelations of al-Qaeda activities in India, the NIA has taken major action this morning. NIA has arrested six people from West Bengal’s Murshidabad district for having links with al-Qaeda. Three people have also been arrested from Kerala.
According to a release by the NIA, nine members of al-Qaeda have been arrested by raiding various places in Murshidabad of West Bengal and Ernakulam of Kerala.
Based on NIA intelligence inputs, it was reported that inter-state activities are going on in West Bengal and Kerala. These groups were allegedly planning to carry out bombings in different parts of the country and were trying to target innocent people.
Raids at various places in West Bengal and Kerala
The NIA registered a case of RC-31/2020 / NIA / DLI on September 11 last week. Investigations were started on the basis of this. The NIA raided various places in West Bengal and Kerala this morning and arrested six people from Murshidabad and people from Ernakulam.
The NIA has recovered explosives, digital equipment and jihadi literature from him. The NIA said that sharp-edged weapons and home-made guns have also been recovered.
According to initial reports, the men are linked to Pakistani al-Qaeda and were planning to carry out bombings across the country after receiving training on social media. Some people were also raising funds and were soon going to Delhi for the blast.
Those arrested include Murshid Hasan (Ernakulam, Kerala), Liaqab Biswas (Ernakulam, Kerala), Musaf Hussain (Ernakulam, Kerala), Najam Al-Saqib (Murshidabad, West Bengal), Abu Sufiyan (Murshidabad, West Bengal), Moin Mandal (Murshidabad, West Bengal) Al-Mamun Kamal (Murshidabad, West Bengal) Atiq-ur-Rehman (Murshidabad, West Bengal). All of them will be produced in court today and taken into custody by the NIA for further investigation.