Inter-State module of Al-Qaeda operatives was allegedly planning to undertake terrorist attacks at vital installations.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested nine suspected Al-Qaeda operatives in raids held at several locations in Kerala and West Bengal on Saturday morning.
The six arrested from West Bengal belonged to Murshidabad, while the three are currently residing in Ernakulam, Kerala.
Those arrested include Murshid Hasan, Iyakub Biswas and Mosaraf Hossen from Ernakulam, and Najmus Sakib, Abu Sufiyan, Mainul Mondal, Leu Yean Ahmed, Al Mamun Kamal and Atitur Rehman from Murshidabad. The arrested persons will be produced before the courts concerned in Kerala and West Bengal for police custody and further investigation, according to a release issued by the NIA.
The agency learnt about an inter-State module of Al-Qaeda operatives at various locations in the country,…