MARDAN: Senior civil judge Mardan sent the prime suspect in the Mashal Khan lynching case on a 14-day judicial remand here on Monday.
Arif Mardanvi was presented in the anti-terrorism court where he rejected the charges leveled against him in the FIR registered against him after occurrence of the lynching of Mashal Khan, a student of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, last year. Later, the police presented the suspect before senior civil judge Asim Riaz Khan who sent him on a 14-day judicial remand when he did not plead guilty of his crime in the court.
Earlier, the accused was brought before the court amid tight security.
The accused, who was arrested on Thursday last, was presented before the district and sessions judge on Friday who remanded him in three-day police custody which got completed on Monday. Mardanvi had been absconding for over 10 months after occurrence of the lynching case and had gone to Turkey.
Published in Dawn, March 13th, 2018