PTI Councillor sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand

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MARDAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Tehsil Councillor Arif Mardanvi has been sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand due to his involvement in the lynching of Mashal Khan.

Mardanvi, who was arrested from near Chamtar on Ring Road on March 8, appeared before the court of Civil Judge Asim Riaz yesterday. During the court proceedings, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. The suspect was brought to the court amidst tight security, according to the police.

Mardanvi was among the 3 accused of Mashal’s murder who had not been punished last month when the verdict in the case was announced.

According to the verdict, one person was awarded death sentence, five life imprisonment, 25 were jailed for four years each, while 26 were acquitted over lack of evidence. –Agencies

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