The main accused in the Mashal Khan murder case namely Wajahat, in his confessional statement said he was summoned in the Chairman office on April 13 where fifteen to twenty people were present and he was asked to act against Mashal. He said the security in-charge also lent him support saying he will himself kill Mashal.
Wajahat said following that he made hate speech against Mashal and incited other students against him saying he had committed blasphemy and needed to be punished.
On the other hand Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IGP Salahuddin Khan Mehsud said there was no concrete evidence yet to register a case against students of Wali Khan University accused of committing blasphemy.
“We did not find any concrete evidence under which an investigation or legal action can be launched against Mashaal, Abdullah or Zubair,” Mehsud told media on Monday.
The IGP told media persons that prior to the murder, investigating officers had not found anything on social media but after the incident, there was a lot of activity.
He added that police had sought the FIA’s help in the probe. “We have sought the help of FIA because there are manufactured, edited pictures and videos on social media sites for which we need an expert opinion of the FIA.”
According to Mehsud, a total of 22 individuals had been arrested in the murder case. “The suspects were identified through closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras”. The IGP said adding the suspects will be presented in an anti-terrorism court.
“I will ensure that the investigation is impartial,” he said. “Details of the incident will be submitted to the Supreme Court tomorrow. It’ll contain all major and minute details of our investigation,” the IGP KPK said.