2 STUDENTS AMONG 3 HELD FOR ‘THREATENING’ PRAGAASH
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Feb 7: Police have arrested three youth—Tariq, Rameez and Irshad—for their alleged involvement in threatening Kashmir’s first all-girls rock band Pragaash. More arrests are likely in the coming days.
“We have arrested three persons during last night,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Syed Aashiq Hussain Bukhari told Greater Kashmir. “Investigations are going on,” he said.
While one youth belongs to Islamabad (Anantnag) district of south Kashmir, other two belong to Ganderbal and Srinagar districts of central Kashmir. Tariq Majid Khan son of Abdul Majid Khan of SK Colony, Islamabad (Anantnag), has completed his post-graduation in English Literature. Rameez Ahmad Shah son of Muhammad Shafi Shah of Baba Wayil Gutli Bagh, Ganderbal, is a class 12 student and Irshad Ahmad Chara son of Abdul Ahad Chara of SD Colony, Batamaloo, Srinagar is a graduate and works as a cable operator.
The three were arrested by police parties from Srinagar, assisted by the respective district police officials.
Sources in police said that all the accused have been put in lock-up in police station Rajbagh here and are being questioned.
Bukhari said the accused were remanded to police custody for nine days by a local court. The remand was granted by court of Sub-Registrar Srinagar, Manzoor Ahmad Zargar, after the three accused were produced before it Thursday.
Police had Tuesday registered a case against unidentified persons who reportedly gave online threats to Kashmir’s first all-girls band, vide FIR number 05/2013 under Section 66 A of the IT Act and Section 506 RPC (criminal intimidation).
Deputy Superintendent of Police Feroz Yahya, posted in police cyber cell, was appointed investigating officer for the case.
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Lastupdate on : Thu, 7 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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