Mashal case verdict given in absence of family, lawyers: father
PESHAWAR: The decision on Mashal Khan lynching case by way of an anti-terrorism court docket in Haripur used to be introduced within the absence of the complainant’s circle of relatives and legal professionals, mentioned the murdered pupil’s father Iqbal Khan.
All through a press convention in Peshawar on Friday, Iqbal reiterated his reservation over the acquittal of 26 accused announcing it used to be now not proper to turn leniency in opposition to folks charged of terrorism.
Whilst talking concerning the arrest of top accused Mohammad Arif from Mardan an afternoon previous, Mashal’s father mentioned the arrest used to be intentionally behind schedule. Iqbal implied that the accused used to be arrested just about after a yr simply in order that strict punishment used to be now not imposed on him.
Then again, Iqbal demanded the Perfect Courtroom take suo motu motion once more on his son’s lynching case, after listening to on it used to be finished a couple of days again.
The bereaved father additionally spoke about function of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt within the case, announcing they did give you the circle of relatives with a attorney however had now not paid his charges but.
He asked the provincial govt to play an efficient function and mentioned they have got asked the Perfect Courtroom for 5 legal professionals to take the case ahead.
Additionally provide on the press convention, recommend on Mashal’s case, Fazal Khan, mentioned leader of Ok-P’s ruling birthday party, Imran Khan, praised the police nevertheless it took them a yr to make growth. Every other attorney at the case, Ayaz Khan, mentioned they have got challenged the decision in Peshawar Top Courtroom.
In an attraction filed with the Peshawar Top Courtroom, Mashal’s brother Aimal Khan expressed reservations over the decision, declaring those that had been acquitted can also be noticed within the video of the incident when Mashal used to be tortured to demise.
Mashal used to be brutally crushed and shot lifeless on the Abdul Wali Khan College Mardan over allegations of blasphemy in April 2017. The allegations have been later proved to be false by way of a joint investigation staff.
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