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Mashal Khan lynching case: One accused sentenced to death, five others jailed for 25 years

HARIPUR ( Muslim Times) – Announcing the verdict in Mashal Khan Lynching case today (Wednesday), the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Haripur has sentenced accused Imran to death and five others to 25 years in jail.

ATC Jugde Fazal Khan Subhan read out the verdicts against each of the 57 men accused in the case one-by-one. Tight security arrangements were in place due to the sensitivity of the case, with roads leading to the Haripur Central jail being closed.

The court has also sentenced 25 accused for four years in prison each and acquitted 26 people in the case.

Meanwhile, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to file an appeal against acquittal of suspects in the case.

 

 

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