Bajaur Girls: Five suspects arrested; Karachi court accepts bail of 3 accused

KARACHI, Nov 28 (INP): Five suspects were arrested Friday after recovery of 36 minor girls that were brought to Karachi from Bajaur Agency.

Earlier, Police had recovered 26 minor girls that were being forced to live in captivity over a loan settlement in Liaquatabad area of Karachi.

Police has also filed cases against two suspects identified as Hameeda Khatoon and Ayub whereas five people, including three women, were arrested as well.

Assistant political agent of Bajaur Agency said that the girls will be handed over to their relatives after complete verification.

Sindh Government and tribal elders, in a meeting have decided to form a committee comprising Assistant Political Agent and the tribal elders.

The agent further said that the court will now decide about handing the girls over to their parents.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPA Rubina Qaimkhani and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) MNAs visited Dar-al-Banaat, a government shelter in Karachi, to inquire about the condition of the girls.

Bajaur girls case: Karachi court accepts bail requests of 3 accused

Meanwhile Karachi City Court on Friday accepted bail requests of a madrassa teacher and her two accomplices accused of  illegally keeping 36 girls in a house in Laquatabad area.

Police presented Hameeda and two of her accomplices before the court on Friday, seeking their one-day remand,

The lawyers of the suspects told the court that the suspects were accused of a bailable offense, their remand cannot be granted.

The counsel then requested for their bail which was accepted against payment of surety bonds. Hameeda was directed to pay Rs50,000 while the accomplices were told to pay Rs0.1 million each.

The hearing of the case was adjourned till December 10.

INP

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