The terrorists were actively raising funds and were planning to travel to Delhi to get arms and ammunition Credit: Representational image

In a major success, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on September 19 busted a massive al-Qaeda terror module in West Bengal and Kerala.

Nine terrorists were arrested from Murshidabad in West Bengal and Ernakulam in Kerala in 11 raids that were conducted by NIA across the country.

“As per the preliminary investigation, these individuals were radicalised by Pakistan-based al-Qaeda terrorists on the social media and were motivated to undertake attacks at multiple places including the National Capital Region,” said NIA in a statement after busting the module.

It has also come to light that the terrorists were actively raising funds and were planning to travel to Delhi to get arms and ammunition to carry out a major attack.

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“The module was actively indulging in fundraising and 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,” added NIA.

Several incriminating materials including firearms, body armours and explosive devices were recovered during the raid from the terror operatives.

“A large quantity of incriminating materials, including 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,” the statement issued by the NIA further said.



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