NIA Arrests Madrasa Teacher, A Key Al-Qaeda Conspirator From West Bengal

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a Madrasa teacher, a key conspirator from West Bengal in connection with the Al-Qaeda case of West Bengal and Kerala. The arrested accused has been identified as Abdul Momin Mondal, aged – 32 years. He is a resident of Murshidabad district of West Bengal.

‘The case was registered on 11.09.2020 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,” NIA said in its press release.

NIA further said, “Investigation revealed that accused Abdul Momin Mondal was working as a teacher in Raipur Darur Huda Islamia Madrassa in Murshidabad District, West Bengal and was found to be involved in a series of conspiratorial meetings convened by the members of the Al-Qaeda module. 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. Accused Abdul Momin Mondal was produced before the District Court, Murshidabad, West Bengal today and transit remand for transporting him to New Delhi has been granted.

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