ATC indicts three in Imran Farooq murder case
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday indicted three accused in the Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Imran Farooq murder case – almost two years after the completion of formalities for the purpose.
ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand was conducting the hearing of the case.
In today’s proceedings, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Prosecutor presented charge sheet against the accused — Syed Mohsin Ali, Moazzam Ali and Khalid Shamim.
The charge sheet stated that the MQM leader’s murder was planned in Karachi and London.
The court later adjourned the hearing till May 8 and summoned witnesses, Additional Deputy Commissioner Captain (r) Shoaib Ali and FIA Counter-Terrorism Wing’s Abdul Mannan.
Earlier, the ATC Judge had ordered the prosecution to submit charge-sheet against the accused persons – Syed Mohsin Ali, Moazzam Ali and Khalid Shamim – as well as Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain.
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.”
Third suspect, Moazzam Ali, has not recorded a confessional statement.
Shamim confessed that Farooq’s murder was a ‘birthday gift’ for MQM founder Altaf Hussain while Syed stated that he took part in the crime because he was promised a position in MQM’s London Secretariat.
On December 5, 2015, the FIA registered a case against MQM chief Altaf Hussain and other party leaders for their alleged involvement in the 2010 murder of Dr Imran Farooq.
Dr Farooq was stabbed and bludgeoned to death near his apartment in London in September 2010.