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Three arrested for online abuse of Kashmir all girls band

Another youth has been arrested inconnection with the online abuses and threats to the all-girl rock band of Kashmir, which forced them to quit singing.

Irshad Ahmad Chara, resident of SD Colony, Batamaloo, was arrested late Wednesday night by the police, who were raiding different places to apprehend him.

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Tariq Khan, was apprehended from Bijbehara, a town in South Kashmir, and Rameez Shah was also arrested from Ganderbal in central Kashmir on Wenesday 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 to be abusive, officials said. Many more arrests are likely.

The comments included rape and death threats.

They said the delay of three days in lodging the FIR was due to the large number of posts on the Facebook page of Kashmir's all-girl band Pragaash.

PTI