ABBOTTABAD: Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday suspended the conviction of 25 people in Mashal Khan lynching case and granted them bail on Tuesday.
The two-judge bench gave the verdict on appeals filed by the suspects who were sentenced to three years imprisonment in the case by an anti-terrorism court (ATC). The bench also ordered their release on bail.
The ATC had awarded death sentence to one accused, 25 years imprisonment to five suspects, three years to 25 others and exonerated 26 suspects of their charges in the lynching case of Mashal Khan.
Mashal, 23, a student at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) in Mardan, was beaten and shot to death on April 13 by an angry mob.
Story first published: 27th February 2018