NEW DELHI : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) busted Pakistan sponsored Al-Qaeda modules in Murshidabad, West Bengal and Ernakulam, Kerala and arrested nine terrorists on Saturday. The NIA conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations in Ernakulam and Murshidabad early morning today in which nine arrests were made, six from West Bengal and three from Kerala, according to the probe agency. Based on these inputs, the NIA had registered a case on September 11, 2020, and initiated investigations. According to the agency, preliminary investigations have revealed that they 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 agency said that the arrested terrorists will be produced before the concerned courts in Kerala and West Bengal for police custody.
Source: Mint September 19, 2020 03:56 UTC