Imran Farooq murder case: Cross examination complete



An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday resumed the hearing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L)leader Imran Farooq murder case where the defence counsel completed the cross examination of Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Investigation Officer (IO) Shahzad Zafar in the case.

The court had already indicted three accused Khalid Shamim, Syed Mohsin Ali and Moazzam Ali in the case, while four others were declared proclaimed offenders.

Two of the suspects, Shamim and Mohsin, had already recorded their confessional statements before a magistrate, alleging that the slain MQM leader was killed because he was a “potential threat to the leadership of the party.”

Shamim confessed that Farooq’s murder was a ‘birthday gift’ for the MQM-L founder Altaf Hussain, while Mohsin stated that he became the part of the crime because he was promised a position in the MQM-L secretariat.

Earlier the ATC had asked the government for writing a letter to the UK government for extraditing of MQM founder Hussain in Farooq murder case.

Farooq was murdered outside his house in London on September 16, 2010.

On October 29, the Ministry of Interior had given the go-ahead for approaching the Interpol for Hussain’s red warrant in the murder case of Farooq.

Sources further said that the FIA would write a letter to Interpol via Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the red warrant of the MQM founder.

Along with the request, the Ministry of Interior had also submitted the challan in the Farooq murder case, the joint investigation team’s report and related documents. APP