Srinagar: Another youth has been arrested in connection with the online abuses and threats to the all-girl rock band of Kashmir, which forced them to quit singing. Watch: 3 held for threatening J&K girl band
Irshad Ahmad Chara, resident of SD Colony, Batamaloo, was arrested late Wednesday night by the police, who was raiding different Tariq Khan. Khan was apprehended from Bijbehara, a town in South Kashmir and Rameez Shah was also arrested from Ganderbal in central Kashmir on Wednesday night, police sources said.
Jammu and Kashmir director general of Police Ashok Prasad, who is closely monitoring the case, has directed stepping up of patrolling in the areas where two of the three girls of the band group reside.
Police have started tracking down the Internet Protocol addresses of the 26 users whose comments, out of the total 900 posts on the band's Facebook page, were found abusive, officials said.
They said the delay of three days in lodging the FIR was due to large number of posts on the Facebook page of Kashmir's all-girl band Pragaash that took time to get scanned.
A case in the matter has been registered under Section 66A of IT Act and Section 506 RPC (criminal intimidation) in the Rajbagh police station in Srinagar.