Followed by the arrest of nine terrorists associated with a Pakistan-sponsored module of the al-Qaeda by NIA, West Bengal BJP state president Dilip Ghosh targeted Mamata led state government.
Ghosh alleged that the TMC government "provides shelter to infiltrators in West Bengal".
In a video statement, Ghosh said, "The recent arrests made by NIA is very sensitive development for the security of the nation. Unfortunately, these events happen frequently in West Bengal. Be it Bangladeshi terrorists, SIMI, Al-Qaeda or IS, the shelters of these outfits come up in state's some or other district."
He added that the state government purposely provide shelters to these people as their politics lies in such things.
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The NIA arrested nine terrorists associated with a Pakistan-sponsored module of the al-Qaeda on Saturday after conducting simultaneous raids at several locations in Kerala and West Bengal, an official said.
The raids were conducted in the early hours at Ernakulam in Kerala and Murshidabad in West Bengal.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had learnt about an inter-state module of al-Qaeda operatives at various locations in India, including West Bengal and Kerala.
The group was planning to launch terror attacks at vital installations in the country with an aim to kill innocent people, the official said.
The NIA registered a case on September 11 and launched a probe.
The agency arrested six terrorists from West Bengal and three from Kerala during the raids.
Incriminating materials, including digital devices, documents, jihadi literature, sharp weapons, country-made firearms, a locally-fabricated body armour, articles and literature for making home-made explosive devices have been seized from their possession, the official said.
Another NIA official told PTI that the arrested terrorists were planning to launch attacks at different cities in the country and were actively raising funds for the purpose.
(With inputs from PTI)