LONDON: The Scotland Yard anti-terrorism unit raided two houses in London in connection with the murder of former Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) parliamentarian Dr Imran Farooq, Express News reported on Tuesday.
The houses were located close to the deceased parliamentarian’s own residence. The raid lasted for five hours and police took evidence into custody.
A Pakistani-British was also interrogated in relation to this case today.
Dr Farooq was stabbed to death in Green Lane on Edgware Road on 16 September, 2010 – but leads in the case have been few and far between – or at least not publicised. The anti-terrorist unit of the Metropolitan Police had said that, a few months before his murder, Dr Farooq had been trying to create his own independent political “profile”.
The police force had hinted about the possibility that Dr Farooq might have been thinking of embarking on a new political career, and, therefore, it wanted to talk to everyone who were in contact with him from a political perspective.
It also noted that Dr Farooq had created a new Facebook profile in 2010 and had established many new contacts on the social forum.
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