February 14, 2016 08:02 am
Pakistan police will deploy a team to Sri Lanka to collect evidence over the murder of a British-Pakistani politician.
The Daily Times in Pakistan reported that the Director of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Pakistan Akbar Hoti has allowed the investigation team to visit the United Kingdom (UK) and Sri Lanka to collect evidence in relation to the case over the murder of Imran Farooq.
Three accused, including Khalid Shamim, Moazzam Ali and Kashif Khan Kamran, are currently on judicial remand at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.
According to sources, Khalid Shamim and Mohsin Ali have already recorded their confessional statements while Moazzam Ali, who is said to be the prime suspect, is unwilling to do so.
Mohsin, in his statement, stated that Moazzam had handled their travel documents to visit UK.
Mohsin said they had monitored the movements and activities of Dr Farooq in London to learn his routine. On the day of the murder, he grabbed Dr Farooq while Kashif stabbed him and then bludgeoned him with a brick, he said.
Imran Farooq, the founding member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, was murdered in Edgware, northwest London in September 2010. He had been living in asylum in Britain since 1999 as he was wanted in Pakistan in many cases of torture and murder. (Pakistan Today)