Mashal lynching case: Superintendent AWKUM sent to jail on judicial remand

ATC sentences two suspects to life in prison in Mashal Khan case

MARDAN: The superintendent of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) Afsar Khan along with office assistant Sajjad and a student named as Waleed were sent to prison on judicial remand on Friday.
The three suspects were presented before a judicial magistrate court earlier today where all the three suspects in the lynching of Mashal Khan denied charges against them.
The court sent them to prison on judicial remand till May 4.
So far, a total of 32 suspects have been taken into custody, of which 13 suspects are on remand while 19 have been sent to prison, according to Mardan police.
Earlier, another suspect Imran was detained by police in Malakand Agency’s mountainous area Palai.
On Thursday, eight other suspects were presented before an anti-terrorism court following the expiry of their four-day remand.
AWKUM remains closed following the brutal lynching of Mashal Khan by a violent mob over blasphemy allegations at campus premises on April 13.
Administration staff of the university, however, has continued to work, while investigative officials have been visiting the campus from time to time to continue the probe into the horrific incident.


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