NIA arrests 10th suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist in West Bengal

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist Shamim Ansari from Jalangi in Murshidabad district of West Bengal.

The arrest comes after nine suspected terrorists were arrested on September 19 -six from Murshidabad and three from Kerala’s Ernakulam.

“The group was planning to undertake terrorist attacks at vital installations in India with an aim to kill innocent people and strike terror in their minds. Accordingly, NIA registered a case No. RC-31/2020/NIA/DLI on 11.09.2020, and initiated investigation,” read a statement released by NIA.