A judicial magistrate has granted bail to six teenage suspects held for allegedly harassing female students in Karachi University.
Police claimed to have arrested the suspects, all said to be the children of KU employees, and booked them for allegedly harassing female students on the campus.
On Friday, the investigating officer produced them before the judicial magistrate (East) to seek their physical remand for interrogation and investigation.
However, the suspects moved an application, through their defence counsel, seeking grant of post-arrest bail.
The defence counsel opposed the IO’s request for police remand stating that they were underage and the case against them was without any merits.
He asked the judge to grant them post-arrest bail.
After hearing arguments from the state prosecutor, the judge granted bail to the suspects against a surety of Rs20,000 each.
The judge turned down the IO’s request for remand of the suspects, who were told to cooperate with the police during the investigation of the case.
On Thursday, the varsity administration had handed over the suspects, said to be residents of KU’s staff town, to the Mobina Town police after some students of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), which is located on the KU premises, complained on social media of an alleged harassment and intimidation incident on the campus.