MARDAN: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police (IGP) Salahuddin Khan Mehsud on Monday said that there was no evidence that Mashal Khan and his fellows of Abdul Wali Khan University had committed blasphemy.
Addressing a press conference here, he said that police had not find any concrete evidence to initaite any legal action against Mashal, Abdullah or Zubair.
Prior to the murder of Mashal, investigating officers had not found anything blasphemous on social media, but a lot of activity had occurred after the incident, he added.
He said the police had sought the help of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Many manufactured and edited pictures, and videos were now circulating on social media sites for which an expert opinion of the FIA was needed, he added.
Mehsud said total 22 accused had been arrested in the murder case.
The suspects were identified through closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras’ footages, who would be presented before an anti-terrorism court, he added.
Responding to a question about the political affiliations of arrested suspects, the IGP said the police would only focus on the accused.
He said he would ensure that fair and impartial investigation into the incident. A report containing details of the incident and the investigation would be submitted with the Supreme Court on Tuesday, he added.
Mashal Khan was lynched by an angry mob on the university’s premises for allegedly committing blasphemy while another student Abdullah was injured.—APP