Dr Imran Farooq murder: Court issues arrest warrants for three key suspects

Kashif Kamran, Muhammad Anwar and Iftikhar Hussain were issued non-bailable arrest warrants by ATC nominated by FIA


Rizwan Shehzad December 02, 2016
PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad issued on Friday non-bailable warrants of arrest for three suspects in the Dr Imran Farooq murder case.

ATC-I Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi issued arrest warrants against three suspects – Kashif Kamran, Muhammad Anwar and Iftikhar Hussain – nominated in the high-profile killing case on the request of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The slain leader was stabbed and bludgeoned to death near his apartment in Green Lane, Edgware, London, in September 2010.

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According to the FIA, Kamran is directly involved in the murder case, adding that Anwar is a London-based leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Hussain is a cousin of the MQM supremo Altaf Hussain.

Two suspects, Khalid Shamim and Mohsin Ali Syed, have already recorded their confessional statements before the magistrate alleging that the slain MQM leader was killed as he was a “potent threat to the leadership of MQM.” Moazzam has not yet recorded confessional statement in the case.

Shamim has confessed that Farooq’s murder was a ‘birthday gift’ for Altaf while Syed’s statement revealed that he took part in the crime because he was promised a position in the London Secretariat of the MQM.

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On December 5, 2015, the FIA had registered a case against MQM chief Altaf Hussain and other party leaders for their alleged involvement in the 2010 murder of Dr Imran Farooq. Farooq was stabbed and bludgeoned to death near his apartment in Green Lane, Edgware, in September 2010.

The court will take up the case on December 8.

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