Kolkata, State Bureau. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has got a great success. The NIA has busted a module of al Qaeda, a banned terrorist outfit at Murshidabad in Bengal and Ernakulam in Kerala. The NIA has arrested 9 al Qaeda terrorists in a raid on Saturday morning. 6 terrorists from Bengal and 3 from Kerala have been apprehended. Anti-Terrorism Investigation Agency officials said, the terrorists were motivated to attack several places including the National Capital Delhi region.
According to information, the terrorists were preparing to attack several places in the country including Delhi. These al Qaeda terrorists were in the way of going to Kashmir to deliver arms. According to the NIA, intelligence inputs were received about the presence of some terrorists at Murshidabad in Bengal and Ernakulam in Kerala, based on which raids were carried out and these terrorists were arrested.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the militants were radicalized by Pakistan-based al-Qaida militants on social media and were motivated to attack several places including the National Capital Region. The arrested terrorists have recovered jihadist literature, homegrown guns, pointed weapons, local body armor, explosive-making goods, digital devices and documents. For their nefarious designs, these modules were actively engaged in fund raising and were preparing to go to Delhi for weapons.
Were planning to travel to New Delhi to purchase weapons and ammunition
According to the NIA officials, the 9 al Qaeda terrorists arrested are Leu Yein Ahmad and Abu Sufiyan from Bengal and Mosaf Hussain and Mursheed Hasan of Kerala. Nia officials said that the module was actively engaged in fundraising and some gang members were planning to travel to New Delhi to procure arms and ammunition. These arrests are already possible with possible terrorist attacks in different parts of the country. The names of the arrested terrorists are Mursheed Hassan, Yakul Biswas, Mosharraf Hussain, Najmus Saqib, Abu Sufiyan, Manul Mandal, Liu Yeun Ahmad, Al Mamoon Kamal and Attur Rahman. The National Investigation Agency will present the police custody of these terrorists to the court in Kerala and Bengal for further investigation. They can also take them to Delhi on transit remand for questioning.
Large quantities of digital equipment, documents, sharp arms, body armor recovered
Officials said, a large number of digital equipment, documents, jihadist literature, sharp arms, country-made fire weapons, a locally built body armor and articles and documents used to make explosive devices at home have been recovered from them. The group was plotting terror attacks at important places in India in order to take the lives of innocent people.
Earlier, a chargesheet has been filed in a court of nia in Kolkata last week against tania Parveen, a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba member, who was allegedly in touch with various terrorist outfits on social media. In a chargesheet filed 850 pages, the NIA said that Parveen (21), a cogel student from Baduria in North 24 Parganas district of Bengal, was in touch with 70 jihadist groups on social media. The agency has also submitted excerpts of its interaction on various social media platforms in support of its claims. Nia lawyer Shyamal Ghosh said, the court will frame charges against both the sides after hearing it and the trial will begin thereafter.