The Show Time, source /TOI
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on saturday said it has busted a Pakistan-sponsored al-Qaeda module planning to attack in India. Nine terrorist along with the leader of the group was arrested due to simultaneous raids conducted at Murshidabad in West Bengal and Ernakulam in Kerala. On the bases of the current investigation, the nine arrested accused were radicalised by Pakistan-based al-Qaeda terrorists on social media and motivated to undertake attacks at multiple places including Delhi National Ernakulam who is among the 9 arrested was actively indulging in fundraising and a few members of the 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, said NIA. Of the nine arrests made, six were from West-Bengal and three from Kerala. 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.