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Nine Terror Suspects Arrested From Kerala, West Bengal In NIA Raid

According to the NIA, they were informed of the activation of Al Qaeda modules in many parts of the country.


New Delhi The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday conducted raids in West Bengal and Kerala and arrested nine alleged Al-Qaeda terrorists. Of these, six have been arrested from Murshidabad and three from Ernakulam. They were assigned the responsibility to carry out the blasts in many parts of the country including Delhi-NCR, the agency said.


The Initial investigations have revealed that these people were radicalized by Pakistan-based Al Qaeda terrorists through social media. Among the terrorists arrested are Leu Ein Ahmed, Abu Sufiyan, Najmuk Shakib, Manul Mandal, Al Maimun Kamal and Pastur Rahman from West Bengal, while Mosarraf Hussain, Yakub Biswas and Murshid Hasan are from Ernakulam in Kerala.

According to the NIA, they were informed of the activation of Al Qaeda modules in many parts of the country. These terrorists were preparing to carry out the attack. After getting this information, the investigating agency registered a case on September 11 and started the investigation.


Weapons, explosives found

As per NIA, this gang was involved in raising money. Some of the gang members were about to go to Delhi to buy arms and ammunition. A large number of digital devices, documents, sharpened weapons, fire arms, home-made armor and exploitative devices have been seized during the raids. The NIA said it also seized “Jihadi” literature.


India was warned in UN report

The United Nations released a report two months ago on terrorism. It was warned that a large number of IS terrorists could be in Kerala and Karnataka. The report also claimed that the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization in the Indian subcontinent was plotting an attack. The current mastermind of the terror organization is Osama Mahmood, who replaces Asim Umar. He is plotting retaliation in the area to avenge Umar’s death.

The report said that there are 180 to 200 terrorists of Al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent. They are from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent is an ally of IS.

The IS, quoting its news agency Amaq, claimed on 10 May 2019 that it had managed to establish a new province ‘Vilayah of Hind’ in India. This claim was made after an encounter in Kashmir.

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