Dua Kidnapping Case: Zaheer, His Brother Get Extension In Interim Bail.

KARACHI -- A districts and sessions court on Tuesday extended the interim pre-arrest bail of Zaheer Ahmed and his brother Shabbir in Dua Zahra kidnapping case.

Zaheer hailing from Punjab made a controversial marriage with underage girl Dua following which the girls' parents filed her daughter's kidnapping case in the court. In Sindh, girl's legal marriage age is 18 years. A medical board has declared Dua's age between 15 and 16 years.

Additional District and Sessions Judge (East) Rajesh Chandar Rajput heared the application of Zaheer and Shabir seeking extension in their interim bail. The police produced duo in the court. High security arrangements were made during the hearing.

The court extended the bail of Zaheer and Shabbir till August 1, ordering for arguments to be given at the next hearing.

Earlier on July 21, the district and sessions court in Karachi had granted the interim pre-arrest bail to Zaheer, husband of Dua Zehra, the teenager abducted from Karachi in April, and his brother Shabir. The two siblings were directed by the judge to join the investigation and submit Rs100,000 as surety bonds.

On July 16, police informed a sessions court that 24 people, including Zaheer and his brother, have been accused of involved in illegal marriage of Dua with Zaheer. Presently, Dua has been kept at the Child...

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