Eight more arrested in Mashal murder case

20 Apr, 2017 1:08 pm

PESHAWAR (92 News) – Police have on Thursday arrested eight more accused in connection with the murder of Mashal Khan, a journalism student in Mardan.

The number of people arrested in Mashal murder case has reached 32 while another accused confessed his involvement in the barbaric murder of journalism student in front of Magistrate.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had on Wednesday barred Peshawar High Court from constituting a judicial commission to probe into the barbaric killing of Mashal Khan.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar resumed hearing of the suo moto case.

During the proceedings, the court restrained Peshawar High Court (PHC) from constituting a judicial commission.

In his remarks the Chief Justice said he has no words to express over deep shock and grief over the incident.

The Chief Justice directed that investigation into the case must not be restricted to recording of statements alone.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IG requested the court for more time to complete the report. He told the court that 80 percent investigation has been completed and the challan will be submitted in the court after completing the investigation soon.

The court has adjourned the hearing of suo motto case in the lynching of the student of Abdul Wali Khan University at Mardan, Mashaal Khan, till April 27.

Previously, Mashal Khan, a student of Mass Commutation at Abdul Wali Khan University, was beaten, stripped and shot to death, and his body was mutilated by a mob comprising his classmates, students and university’s employees.

The postmortem report of young Mashal Khan of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan revealed that he was killed by a gunshot. Several accused nominated in the case had already been arrested. The nabbed eight accused have been handed over to police on an eight-day remand.

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