Referring to National Investigation Agency (NIA) arresting Al Qaeda terrorists, State BJP president K.Surendran said that successive governments in Kerala have failed in anti-terror activities.
He was referring to the way the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday busted an inter-state module of Al Qaeda operatives as it conducted raids in West Bengal and Kerala on Saturday morning.
Three of the nine Qaeda men in Kerala were arrested from Ernakulam district.
The three were picked from two places in Kochi. Those arrested are Murshid Hassan, Yakoob Bishwas and Morshraf Hussien.
Kerala Police has found out that Hussien was in Kerala for the past one decade and was working in a textile shop at Perumbavoor, near Aluva.
“The Anti-Terror squad in Kerala is in deep slumber and the successive governments have also failed to tackle this terror menace. We have seen a few cases where terrorists was arrested in the past from our state. What happened in Ernakulam is the latest incident,” said Surendran.
“It’s now come to light that there was a WhatsApp group in the police helping those engaged in terror activities. Also a police official who was suspended for leaking e-mails from the police and this government was reinstated. This can happen only in Kerala,” said the president.
Surendran alleged that Kerala is today facing a scenario in which the State cabinet also has a ‘terror’ presence in State Minister K.T.Jaleel, a former member of the banned outfit SIMI and he is now facing the heat and has already been questioned by two national agencies.
“If one looks into some of the appointments that Jaleel has made in his department, there are undesirable people who have creeped in. We will continue our protests till Jaleel is ousted,” added Surendran.