HARIPUR: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) judge on Friday put off the announcement of the decision on the bail of 25 suspects arrested in the Mashal Khan murder case. ATC Judge special judge Fazal Subhan adjourned the hearing of case till Monday. The court had earlier reserved judgement on the bail plea of 25 suspects. The ATC had indicted 57 people in the case. Four people were absconding in the case. Mashal, a journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, was brutally killed by a violent mob on April 13, which had accused him of blasphemy. Media people were barred from entering the court premises during the proceedings while troops were deployed outside the special courtroom to avoid any untoward incident.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2017.
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