Karachi: A sessions court issued on Friday notices on applications of two suspects seeking post-arrest bail in a case pertaining to a teenage girl’s kidnapping and illegal underage marriage.
Zaheer Ahmed and his brother Shabbir Ahmed have been charged with kidnapping the 15-year-old girl from Karachi and solemnising her illegal underage marriage in Punjab in April this year.
On August 30, both suspects were taken into custody and sent to prison after a special gender-based violence court (District East) recalled their interim pre-arrest bail.
Their lawyer filed the applications with District and Sessions Judge (East) Abdul Naeem Memon, requesting him to order his clients’ release on bail. After the initial hearing, the judge issued notices to the state prosecutor and the complainant’s counsel to submit their response to the bail pleas by the next hearing slated for September 5.