ISLAMABAD Chief Justice of Pakistan Main Saqib Nisar has remarked what incident has occurred in Mardan University is not allowed in an Islamic society.
“ The investigation conducted so far by the police is s commendable therefore court will not interfere in investigation”, he observed.
CJP further remarked “ we will have to see University administration role in the incident as Mashal was not killed by opening the door suddenly and opening fire on him. But the matter started from morning and continued till afternoon. Was police sleeping on that day?
People started talking about the matter a few days before Mashal murder, then why police did not come to know about it. Criminal negligence of police and university administration can not be ignored.
CJP gave these remarks while presiding over 3-memebr bench of Supreme Court (SC) during the hearing of suo motu notice case of Mashal Khan lynching at Wali Khan University Mardan Wednesday.
During the course of hearing, advocate general K-P while presenting JIT report before court took the plea that 53 suspects out of 57 have been apprehended as yet while 49 suspects are in jail on judicial remand, four suspects were absconding. Evidences have been sent to Lahore Laboratory for obtaining forensic report of audio and video clips The other evidences about murder have also been sent to laboratory to secure forensic report.
Interim Challan has also filed in the court and final challan will be filed before court before the advent of Ramadan.
Iqbal Khan, father of Mashal Khan also appeared before court along with his Counsel Khawaja Azhar Rasheed during hearing .
CJP while addressing him remarked , “we feel sorrow on death of your son and all our sympathies are with you, this was a very horrendous incident, I had taken suo motu notice so that you could get justice and we are making efforts for provision of justice”.
Mashal Khan’s father said I and my family are thankful to you that you took suo motu notice of the incident. My son would not come back but parents have children like Mashal throughout the country. The actors behind the murder of my son have been arrested but the directors are still out of the noose of law. I hope that justice would be administered to me.
CJP remarked, “ accused have been arrested. If the offence is not proved against them then we will also take care of their rights. JIT should fulfil all legal requirements. Evidence should also be collected along with the confessional statements of the accused.
Iqbal Khan said DSP was present there at the time of murder of his son, there was not a single day behind the incident but there was a whole story therein. , Mashal sisters cannot continue their studies due to fear.
On it CJP remarked, court should be told a strategy for shifting your daughters to Islamabad . We talk with Islamabad administration in this respect.
The court has adjourned the hearing of the case for three weeks.