The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested suspected al-Qaeda terrorist Sameem Ansari from the Murshidabad district in West Bengal. According to officials, the militant was apprehended along with the Special Task Force (STF) of the state police.
The NIA said that Ansari will be produced in a special NIA court in Delhi, where he will be questioned. According to officials, terrorist Sameem is a resident of Murshidabad. The CJM Murshidabad Court has approved his transit remand. According to the information, the accused Samim is the 10th terrorist of the al-Qaeda module.
Significantly, on September 19, nine terrorists were arrested by the investigating agency. Of these, three were arrested from Kerala and the remaining six were from West Bengal. The agency had received information that these terrorists were alone in spreading panic.
According to officials, a large number of weapons, indigenous kattas, locally manufactured body armor, jihadi literature, and literature used for explosives have been recovered from the suspected terrorists. They were planning attacks in several places including Delhi-NCR, Kochi, and Mumbai.
In a statement issued after the arrests of nine suspects last week, the NIA said, according to preliminary investigations, these individuals were radicalized on social media by Pakistan-based al-Qaeda militants and had attacked several places including the National Capital Region Was inspired to.
According to the statement, the module was actively involved in fundraising for the purpose and some members of the gang were planning to travel to New Delhi to purchase arms and ammunition. These arrests have led to major victories in preventing possible terrorist attacks in various parts of the country.