Parents Of Arrested Youth Claim Innocence Of Their Wards

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KL Report

Srinagar

Terming the arrest of their wards as unreasonable and unjustifiable, parents of the youth who were arrested for allegedly issuing ‘threats’ to the members of Pragaash Band claimed that their children are innocent. Police today confirmed the arrest of three youth stating that the investigation was going on.

Parents of these arrestees said that their wards are innocents and using face book was not a crime. Manzoor Ahmad a brother of one of the arrestee from SK Colony Islamabad said that his brother was sleeping in his room when during the intervening night of February 6 and 7 police came and asked him to accompany them to police station. He said that his brother Tariq Ahmad Khan is pursuing M.A English degree through IGNOU.

Father of another accused said that his son was innocent. He said he had no knowledge as to what his son had written on the facebook. “This could be a childish remark and he did neither kill anyone nor harm anyone. All this is being done to please certain people who have raised a hue and cry on the issue”, he said.

The family members of the arrested youth appealed the state authorities to release their wards at the earliest. Three people accused of posting threats on social networking sites against the Kashmir girl rock band Pragaash have been arrested including Irshad Ahmad of SDA Colony Batamalloo, Tariq Ahamd Khan S/o Abdul Majeed Khan of SK Colony Anantnag and Rameez Ahmad Shah s/o Mohammad Shafi of Baba Wail Anantnag.

The arrests took place late Wednesday after special investigating team (SIT) headed by a deputy superintendent probed the threats against the three-member all girl band, police said.

Confirming the arrests of these youth, DIG central Kashmir Syed Afatul Mujtaba said that the investigations in the case is going on and the FIR of the case stands registered in Police Station Ragbagh.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who had offered security to the band members earlier expressed happiness over the arrests. “I am glad police in Kashmir has identified and arrested two people for the online threats made to the girls. I’m told more arrests possible,” Abdullah tweeted Thursday.

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