A court in Udupi on Friday granted bail to three female students accused of allegedly filming their classmate in a washroom of Netra Jyoti Paramedical College..Additional Civil Judge Shyam Prakash heard the bail pleas of the three accused..Advocate Asadullah Katpadi, representing the petitioner-students, argued that the case was politically motivated, and that the complaint was not filed by the affected student.He claimed that the accused were innocent and pressed for bail in terms of the Supreme Court's judgment in Arnesh Kumar v. State of Bihar. .The court accepted the plea and granted bail to the three, on the condition that they submit a personal bond of ₹20,000 each. The accused were also ordered to cooperate with the investigators and attend all court hearings. Additionally, the court emphasized that witnesses should not be intimidated..The incident took place on July 18 and resulted in the three girls being suspended from the college.Even though the student who was filmed did not file a complaint, a first information report (FIR) was registered against the three students and the college management by the police on July 26. They were booked under Sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 204 (destruction of document or electronic record to prevent its production as evidence), 175 (omission to produce document or electronic record to public servant by person legally bound to produce it) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section Section 66(e) (punishment for violation of privacy) of the Information Technology Act.