'One more from Al-Qaeda operatives arrested', NIA over West Bengal - Kerala case.



The national investigation agency (NIA) has arrested another accused in connection with the Al-Qaeda case of West Bengal and Kerala. The national investigation agency (NIA) had claimed to have busted the Pak-sponsored Al-Qaida module last month which was aiming to attack precious installations of India and was also vitally involved in planning a terror attack in multiple places which included Delhi NCR. Including the leader of the module, 9 other accused had been arrested earlier in September in simultaneous raids at Murshidabad and Ernakulam in West Bengal and Kerala respectively. The accused Abdul Momin Mondal, 32, who hails from Murshidabad (West Bengal) was held in the case that was registered on September 11, 2020, and pertains to anti-national activities by a group of Jihadi terrorists consisting of more than 10 members inspired by globally proscribed terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, who were planning to carry out anti-national and terrorist activities at different locations in India including but not limited to West Bengal, Delhi, and Kerala. According to the investigation, it is revealed that the accused Abdul Momin Mondal was working as a teacher in Raipur Darur Huda Islamia madrassa in Murshidabad when he was found to be involved in the case. He was also trying to recruit new members for the group and was raising funds for furthering its terrorist activities. The residential premises of the accused person were searched and digital devices were seized. So far, 11 accused have been arrested in the case.

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