Police make headway in investigations

A kitchen knife and brick which were used in the assassination of Dr Imran Farooq have been recovered by police.


Afp October 02, 2010

LONDON:


British police on Friday said that they had recovered a knife and brick used in the attack on Dr Imran Farooq, who was stabbed to death outside his home in north London last month.

“Detectives have recovered a 5.5-inch (14cm) bladed kitchen knife and a house brick which were used in the attack on Dr Imran Farooq in Edgware two weeks ago,” a statement from London’s Metropolitan Police said.

It said the items were found in Green Lane, the street  where the senior member of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), was found with head injuries and stab wounds on September 16. He was declared dead at the scene.

Officers from the Met’s counter-terrorism command were trying to trace two Asian men in connection with the murder, police said, but added that they “retain an open mind as to a motive.” No arrests have yet been made and police urged witnesses to come forward. Farooq’s death led to a shutdown of Karachi, after the MQM declared 10 days of mourning. His widow also made an appeal for help in apprehending his killers, on September 23.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2010.

COMMENTS (19)

Dur Muhammed | 11 years ago | Reply ALTAF HUSSAIN IN DANGER. Altaf Hussain says"powerful elements threatening his life". hidden power,powerful elements & Foreign Media (not from extremism, terrorsim ). Scotland Yard called into lead investigation . Dr. Imran 's murder possible motive is Political. Detectives believed the murder was a "Political Assassination" .(not target Killing). It could be result internal strif. Sources said Police investigating MQM leaders & Former President Perves Musharaf (Dr Imran was planing to join his new party) Dur Muhammed
watchdog from UK | 11 years ago | Reply Read this report in the Daily Ummat http://www.ummat.com.pk/2010/10/03/news.php?p=news-01.gif
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