The National Intelligence Agency on Friday filed a supplementary indictment in a special court here against an alleged al-Qaeda operative in the Indian Subcontinent for his involvement in a plot to promote the activities of the outlawed terrorist organization in India, an official said. She said.
A KIA official said Abu Sufyan, from Murshidabad, West Bengal, had been charged under provisions of the Explosive Substances Act.
The case was registered in September last year against Murshid Hassan and other members of the Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia unit active in Delhi, West Bengal and Kerala who were in the advanced stage of a plot to carry out terrorist attacks in various parts of the country, the National Intelligence Agency official said. .
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Earlier, an indictment was filed against 11 defendants, including Sufyan, under various sections of the Iraqi Penal Code, Urgent Action Law and Weapons Law in February.
The official at the National Intelligence Agency said that Sufyan was involved in a plot with other defendants to promote the activities of Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia in India.
Earlier, the official said, during an inspection carried out at his premises in Murshidabad in 2020, various incriminating materials used in making bombs/IEDs were found.
The official at the National Intelligence Agency said that he collected technical knowledge online about bomb making, purchased raw materials and set up a storage dump in his home with the aim of manufacturing IEDs, adding that further investigations into the case are underway.
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