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HARIPUR: An anti-terrorism court in Haripur has recorded the statements of as many as 33 witnesses in Mashal Khan lynching case, ARY News reported.

The ATC is conducting the trail in the case related to the lynching of journalism student Mashal Khan at Central Prison Haripur.

Judge Fazal Subhan of ATC Abbottabad has recorded the testimonies of 33 prosecution witnesses in the case. He reserved the verdict on bail petitions of 25 suspects and set Oct 20 for the pronouncement of the verdict.

Mashal, 23, a student at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) in Mardan, was beaten and shot to death on April 13 by an unruly mob instigated by rumours that he had committed blasphemy by posting sacrilegious content online.

Earlier on Sept 19, the court had indicted 66 suspects on murder and terrorism-related charges.

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