'Confession documents' of Tariq Mir alleging Indian funding of MQM are fake: London Police

Metropolitan Police spokesperson says the purported confession statement is not official document of record.

Web Desk June 30, 2015

The London Metropolitan Police on Tuesday denied that a purported confession statement by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Tariq Mir was an official document which had been leaked, BBC Urdu reported.

According to Metropolitan Police spokesperson Alan Crockrford, after reviewing the purported testimony carefully, confirmed that they were not official documents of record.

In the short e-mailed reply, he said that the London police had carefully analysed excerpts from this alleged confession, printed in various newspapers of Pakistan.

In the purported testimony of MQM leader Mir, which were 'leaded' online, it had been alleged that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) had been receiving funds from the Indian government since 1994 with only four top leaders kept in the loop.

The alleged statement lends credence to the BBC report published on June 24 about two MQM leaders telling the British authorities about the MQM-RAW nexus. One of the statements, by Mir, containing startling disclosures about the relationship between the top party leadership and the Indians surfaced in the local media on Saturday.

This article originally appeared on BBC Urdu