Mashal khan’s murderer’s death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday commuted the death sentence of Imran, the main accused in the Mashal khan murder case, to life imprisonment.

The court also quashed the decision to release 25 accused on bail and ordered the arrest of all 25 accused.

Peshawar High Court has upheld the life sentences of seven accused.

Justice Lal Jan Khattak and Justice Atiq Shah of the Peshawar High Court had reserved judgment on September 30. The convicts had appealed against the decision of the anti-terrorism court in the Peshawar High Court.

The court also upheld the three-year sentence of the 25 accused.

It may be recalled that Mashal Khan was tortured to death at Abdul Wali Khan University three years ago.

On February 7, 2018, the Abbottabad Anti-Terrorism Court heard the verdict in the Mashal Khan murder case in Haripur Central Jail.

Anti-terrorism court judge Fazal Subhan sentenced Imran, one of the 58 arrested accused, of death and fined him Rs 100,000.

The court had sentenced Fazal Raziq, Mujeebullah and Ashfaq Khan to life imprisonment while the accused Mudassir Bashir and Bilal Bakhsh were sentenced to life imprisonment and fined.



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