NEW DELHI: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested a madrasa teacher from Murshidabad who was allegedly part of an al-Qaeda module based in West Bengal and Kerala, conspiring to carry out terrorist strikes at different locations in the country, including Delhi, West Bengal and Kerala.
Abdul Momin Mondal, aged 32 years and a resident of village Nazrana in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, was arrested as part of NIA probe into the al-Qaeda case of West Bengal and Kerala. The case, in which 11 accused have been arrested so far from Kerala and West Bengal, 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 and planning to carry out terror attacks at various places in India.
NIA on Monday said its investigation had revealed that accused Abdul Momin Mondal was working as a teacher in Raipur Darur Huda Islamia Madrassa in Murshidabad District, West Bengal. He was found to be involved in a series of conspiratorial meetings convened by the members of the al-Qaeda module, and was also trying to recruit new members for the group and raising funds for furthering its terrorist activities.
Digital devices were seized during searches at the residential premises of the accused person.
Mondal was produced before the district court, Murshidabad on Monday and transit remand for transporting him to New Delhi has been granted.
Further investigation in the case is continuing.