Imran Farooq murder case: (Accused handed over to FIA on remand)

December 5, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: A duty magistrates’ court here on Sunday handed over three accused in Imran Farooq’s murder to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on physical remand.

According to local media reports, Moazzam Ali, Mohsin Ali and Khalid Shamim were produced before the court amid tight security. The court ordered the three accused to be handed over to the FIA on one-day physical remand.

On Saturday, the FIA registered a case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain and other party leaders in the murder of former MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq in London.

Minister for Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan had stated that the federal government has decided to lodge a first information report (FIR) in Dr Imran Farooq murder case in Pakistan.

He had said that Imran Farooq was a Pakistani national and that is why Pakistan extended full cooperation to Britain in investigation of the case and shared all information.

Dr Farooq – a senior leader of the MQM – was murdered outside his home in London in 2010. Two of the nominated suspects — Syed Mohsin Ali and Kashif Khan Kamran — are said to have acquired British visa on the basis of their admission to the London Academy of Management Sciences in East London.

The whereabouts of Kashif are not known and there are rumours that he is not alive. Khalid Shamim is accused of being a part of the murder plot and investigations suggest that he had met Mohsin and Kashif and arranged their meeting with Moazzam.