NIA Arrests 10th Al Qaida Terrorist Samim Ansari From West Bengal

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested 10th Al Qaida terrorist from West Bengal. The arrested terrorist has been identified as Samim Ansari, a resident of Murshidabad district of West Bengal. He will be produced before NIA court in New Delhi.

NIA had earlier arrested nine Al Qaeda terrorists- Three from Kerala’s Ernakulam district & six from West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on 19th September, 2020. They were planning attacks at numerous locations including Delhi-NCR, Kochi and Mumbai.

Total 10 Al Qaida terrorists have been arrested by NIA from West Bengal and Kerala.

  1. Murshid Hasan, currently a resident of Ernakulam, Kerala.
  2. Iyakub Biswas, currently a resident of Ernakulam, Kerala.
  3. Mosaraf Hossen, currently a resident of Ernakulam, Kerala.
  4. Najmus Sakib, a resident of Murshidabad, West Bengal.
  5. Abu Sufiyan, a resident of Murshidabad, West Bengal .
  6. Mainul Mondal, a resident of Murshidabad West Bengal.
  7. Leu Yean Ahmed, a resident of Murshidabad, West Bengal .
  8. Al Mamun Kamal, a resident of Murshidabad, West Bengal.
  9. Atitur Rehman, a resident of Murshidabad, West Bengal
  10. Samim Ansari, a resident of Murshidabad, West Bengal

According to NIA investigation, these individuals were radicalised by Pakistan-based Al-Qaeda terrorists on social media and were motivated to undertake attacks at multiple places including the National Capital Region. For this purpose, the module was actively indulging in fund raising 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.

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