NIA arrests 9 Al-Qaeda terrorists
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday morning carried out searches and arrested nine terrorists of banned terror organisation Al-Qaeda
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday morning carried out searches and arrested nine terrorists of banned terror organisation Al-Qaeda.
According to anti-terror probe agency officials, the arrests were made after raids in West Bengal's Murshidabad and Kerala's Ernakulam on some intelligence input about the presence of the terrorists there.
According to news agency ANI, National Investigation Agency said, “As per the preliminary investigation, these individuals were radicalised by Pakistan-based Al-Qaeda terrorists on social media and were motivated to undertake attacks at multiple places including the National Capital Region.”
“The module was actively indulging in fundraising & a few members of gang were planning to travel to New Delhi to procure arms and ammunition. These arrests have pre-empted possible terrorist attacks in various parts of the country.”
“A large quantity of incriminating materials incl digital devices, documents, jihadi literature, sharp weapons, country-made firearms, a locally fabricated body armour, articles and literature used for making home-made explosive devices have been seized from their possession,” said NIA.