Kochi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) who busted the terror module in Ernakulam and West Bengal, recovered large quantities 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 the possession of the terrorists.
These terrorists were planning to undertake attacks at multiple places including the National Capital Region.
The terrorists arrested from Kerala have been identified as Murshid Hasan, Ikayub Biswas, and Mosaraf Hossen. Six from Murshidabad have been identified as Najmus Sakib, Abu Sufiyan, Mainul Mondal, Leu Yean Ahmed, Al Mamun Kamal and Atitur Rehman.
The terrorists will be produced before the concerned courts in Kerala and West Bengal for police custody.
The three arrested from Kerala were migrant workers working in Mudikkal in Perumbavoor and the NIA carried out raid with the help of State Anti-Terrorism Squad. One of them was working in a textile shop in Perumbavoor and have been a resident there for a long time. Two others arrived in Kerala during the lockdown period.
This hunt for terrorists has prevented several major terror attacks across the country. They were involved in fundraising and a few members of the gang were planning to travel to New Delhi to procure arms and ammunition.