ATC records statement of IO in Imran Farooq murder case

ATC records statement of IO in Imran Farooq murder case

ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) here on Monday resumed the hearing of MQM leader Imran Farooq murder case and recorded statement of Investigation Officer (IO) of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) 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 yet.

Two of the suspects, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali, have already recorded their confessional statements before a magistrate, alleging that the slain MQM leader was killed because he was a “potent threat to the leadership of MQM”.

Shamim confessed that Farooq’s murder was a ‘birthday gift’ for the MQM founder, while Syed Mohsin stated that he took part in the crime because he was promised a position in the MQM’s London Secretariat.

The ATC had already asked the government for writing a letter to UK for handing over Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain in the Imran Farooq murder case.

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

The ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand fixed the next date of hearing as November 6.