Coimbatore: A charge sheet has been filed in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) special court, Ernakulam, Kerala, against two on charges of propagating the ideology of the proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS.

Charge sheet has been filed against Mohammed Azaruddeen H (33), and Shiek Hidayathullah Y (38), under IPC sections 39 and 39 of the UA (P) Act.

A suo-motu case was registered by the NIA on May 30, 2019 against six accused from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Case was booked following the credible information on the accused trying to spread ISIS ideology on social media. They are said to have intentions of recruiting vulnerable youths into ISIS and Daish to carry out terror attacks in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Following the filing of case, NIA raided various locations including the residences of the six accused on June 12, 2019 in Coimbatore. Based on the facts found, Azaruddeen and Hidayathullah were arrested.

Azaruddeen has been named the prime accused. Hidayathulla is the third accused among the six persons in question.

Both  Azaruddeen  and Hidayathulla have been propagating violent extremist ideology of ISIS/ Daish since 2017.

They had organised several secret classes at their houses besides at other places in Coimbatore. They are also accused of following the Sri Lankan ISIS/Daish leader Zahran Hashim, over social media and downloading and disseminating his speeches in support of violent jihad.