NIA arrests suspected Al Qaeda activists who were planning to kill PM Modi
Three suspected Al Qaeda operatives were arrested on Monday in Madurai by the National Investigation Agency following widespread raids across Tamil Nadu.
Nabbed men were allegedly planning to attack 22 top leaders of the country including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Police said.
The arrested were identified as M Khareem, Asif Sultan Mohammed and Abbas Ali. Khareem was arrested from Usmannagar, Asif Sultan Mohammed from G R Nagar and Abbas Ali from Ismailpuram.
Information that suspected al-Qaeda activists were working in and around Madurai was received by police and NIA and raided several places.
The agency had been tracking the activists’ movements for the last 10 days and arrested them today morning. Police have released look out notices for two other men, Hakeem and Dawood Sulaiman.
Reports suggest that the arrested men have been involved in conspiring five different attacks. Large number of explosives were seized from the suspects’ residence.
Police suggest that six different embassies had received threatening phone calls from the suspects.