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Wife among five testify in Imran Farooq murder case

Wife among five testify in Imran Farooq murder case
February 3, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The anti-terrorism court recorded the statements of five witnesses, including the wife of MQM leader Imran Farooq, in his murder case on Monday. The third witness said that according to the finger print expert, the finger prints on the knife resemble the finger prints of Syed Mohsin Ali. The court also recorded the statements of Detective Constables David Frisby and Davis Cornish – the fourth and fifth witnesses. The statements of seven witnesses will be recorded on Tuesday. On December 30, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had asked the British government for recording testimonies of the witnesses through video link in Dr Imran Farooq murder case. The FIA took the action to complete Imran Farooq murder case and they wrote a letter to the British government. In the letter, the FIA prosecution team has sought testimonies of the witnesses in the murder of senior MQM leader in London. “An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has approved a plea to record statements of more witnesses from United Kingdom (UK) through video link and directed for making arrangements at the Pakistani high commission in London,” the letter read. The FIA has sent a list of the witnesses to British authorities and asked about their availability for recording testimonies in the case. “The letter has been written to the UK Border Agency through the Foreign Office,” it added. However, the prosecution team of the FIA did not get any response from the British authorities over the matter. On October 11, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had submitted evidence – received from the UK regarding the murder case of former MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq – in Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC). Earlier, the UK Central Authority handed over the evidence of Dr Imran Farooq murder case to Pakistani authorities. Toby Cadman, who is assisting Islamabad in the case with the Home Office and Scotland Yard, has handed over the evidence to the investigation agencies, which will be produced in court on the next date. He said that Pakistan had made a request for mutual legal assistance (MLA) to transfer evidence relevant to the inquiry regarding the Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader’s murder. Dr Imran Farooq was stabbed and bludgeoned to death near his apartment in London in September 16, 2010.