Chennai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against six alleged supporters of terror group Islamic State (ISIS). The NIA alleged that the accused were a part of a criminal conspiracy hatched to target Hindu leaders and activists.

“The case pertains to the criminal conspiracy hatched by the accused persons with the intention of furthering the objectives of the proscribed terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) by targeting Hindu leaders and activists at Coimbatore, who are critical of the ISIS and religious terrorism,” said a statement by the NIA.

The chargesheet filed in the Special NIA court in Chennai has named 25-year-old Ashiq A, Ismail S and Mohammed Salauddin S, 22-year-old Samsudeen, 31-year-old Jafar Sadiq Ali and 23-year-old Shahul Hameed.

In its chargesheet, the NIA has booked the men under sections 120B, 143, 153A, 295A and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 18, 18-B, 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The case was originally registered by Police Station in Coimbatore last year under section 143 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 15, 16, 18, 20 and 38 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.