ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday registered a case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain and six others for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to murder senior party leader Dr Imran Farooq in London.
Dr Imran Farooq was found murdered near his apartment in Green Lane, Edgware, London on September 16, 2010.
According to an FIA official, the Counter Terrorism Wing registered the first inormation report under Sections 302, 34, 109, 120B and 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act.
Besides the MQM chief, other nominated accused are Iftikhar Hussain, Moazzam Ali Khan, Khalid Shamim, Kashif Khan Kamran and Syed Mohsin Ali.
“They have been booked for preparing the alleged conspiracy, assistance and ultimately assassination of Dr Imran Farooq,” it said .
London Metropolitan Police have already been investigating the case. Their investigators visited Pakistan in July and September this year to interrogate suspects Moazzam Ali Khan, Khalid Shamim and Mohsin Ali, who are in the custody of FIA.
Moazzam Ali, who had allegedly facilitated Dr Imran Farooq’s killers, was arrested in March from Karachi while Khalid Shamim and Mohsin Ali were held by the Frontier Corps Balochistan in Chaman. – SAMAA/APP