Srinagar: Police have started tightening the noose around the online abusers, whose hate messages on social networking website Facebook, followed by a controversial decree by Kashmir`s grandmufti forced the all-girls rock band `Pragaash` to pack its bags.
They have started tracking down the IP addresses of the 26 users whose comments, out of the total 900 posts on the band`s page, were found abusive, officials said today.
They said the delay of three days in lodging the FIR was due to large number of posts on the Facebook page of `Pragaash`, that took time to get scanned.
A case into the matter has been registered under Section 66A of IT Act and Section 506 RPC (criminal intimidation) in the Rajbagh police station here.
A member of the band had yesterday said they decided to call it quits as they respected the decree of Kashmir`s grand mufti who found singing un-Islamic.
"We respect the Mufti sahib who said it (singing) is `Haram`. We respect the opinion of people of Kashmir also. That is why we quit," she said, adding that the band was not disbanded because of online threats.