The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested another person in the ISISI-inspired car bomb blast case of Coimbatore, in which the prime accused was killed in the terror explosion triggered by a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Mohammed Idris, a resident of Coimbatore, has been arrested for conspiring with other accused persons to commit the terror attack, which took place in front of the ancient Arulmigu Kottai Sangameshwarar Thirukovil temple at Eswaran Kovil Street, Ukkadam in Coimbatore on 23rd October 2022.
The vehicle carrying the IED was being driven by the deceased accused Jamesha Mubeen, with whom Idris was closely associated. Idris was part of the secret conspiracy meetings with Jamesha and other accused persons in planning of the terror attack.
Jamesha was inspired by hardcore ISIS ideology
NIA investigations have revealed that Jamesha was inspired and motivated by hardcore ISIS ideology and had committed the terror attack after promising bayath or allegiance to the terrorist organisation’s self-proclaimed Caliph Abu-Al-Hasan Al-Hashimi Al-Qurashi.
Earlier, on 20th April and 2nd June, 2023, NIA had filed two separate Chargesheets in the case before the NIA Court at Poonamallee, Chennai, against six and five accused respectively.
The case was initially registered by PS Ukkadam, Coimbatore City and subsequently handed over to NIA, which re-registered it on 27th October 2022.