NIA arrested two terrorist from Trivandrum International Airport on Monday

  • | Tuesday | 22nd September, 2020

National Investigation Agency had arrested two terrorist from Trivandrum International Airport on Monday. They have been identified as Kannur native Shuhaib came from Saudi Arabia and UP native Gul Navas.

The National Investigation Agency had arrested two terrorist from Trivandrum International Airport on Monday. They have been identified as Kannur native Shuhaib came from Saudi Arabia and UP native Gul Navas.

They were taken in custody by NIA team in Riyadh. Shuhaib, an accused in the Bengaluru serial blasts who has been absconding since 2008, was detained by Bengaluru city Anti-Terrorist Cell (ATC), with the assistance of central agencies. Shuhaib, who was quite active in the Indian Mujahideen with Thadiyantavide Naseer, escaped to Pakistan in 2014 after the Bengaluru blasts.

Gul Navas, an active member of Lashkar, was involved in the Delhi blast. The two extremists were brought to India after a look out notice was issued against them in Riyadh. Both were early activists of SIMI. Shuhaib later joined the Indian Mujahideen and Gul Nawaz joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba. It has been found that Shuhaib used to transfer money from Kerala to terrorist organizations through the hawala route.

Agency said that the group was planning to undertake terrorist attacks at vital installations in India with an aim to kill innocent people and create a fear psychosis in society. A closely-monitored operation of the NIA and other central agencies began on September 11 when the premier investigating agency registered a case to probe the al-Qaeda module.



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