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No evidence Mashal committed blasphemy: IGP KP

PESHWAR: Inspector General Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Salahuddin Khan Mehsud on Monday said that there was no evidence found against murdered Abdul Wali Khan University student Mashaal of blasphemy.
Addressing a press conference, the IGP said that there was nothing concrete to suggest that any of the three accused had committed blasphemy.

“There is nothing concrete to suggest that Mashal, Abdullah, or Zubair had committed blasphemy, according to the investigation,” Mehsud said.

Abdullah has denied all accusations against himself and the two others accused of blasphemy, the IG said.

Last week 23-year-old Mashal Khan was killed, and another seriously injured, by a vigilante mob for allegedly publishing blasphemous content online. The KP police chief said, 59 suspects have been arrested, out of which six are university officials.
Police had registered a first investigation report (FIR) against 20 suspects, of which 16 have been arrested so far.

The IG stated that during the investigation 11 more suspects were identified, of which six have been arrested.

The investigating officers did not find anything implicating the victims prior to the murder, but after the lynching, “lots of activity started to occur on social media,” the IG KP said, adding that police sought the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) help investigating content on social media.