Suspect in Imran Farooq murder accuses MQM chief of being RAW agent
Shamim, who was produced before the media today with his face draped with a cloth in Islamabad, claimed that Mutahidda Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain and senior leader Muhammad Anwar were the agents of foreign spy agencies Research Analysis Wing (RAW), MI-6 and CIA.
Shamim, along with two other suspects Moazzam Ali and Mohsin Ali Syed, was brought before the Islamabad’s antiterrorism court for hearing in the case.
The ATC has extended judicial remand of the three suspects, for another 14 days.
Talking to media, he said he wanted support of the public to pursue the case against MQM top leadership at international court.
On December 5 last year, the FIA had registered FIR against MQM leader Altaf Hussain and others from the party in Dr. Farooq murder case
MQM leaders Mohammad Anwar, Muazzim Ali, Kashif, Syed Mohsin Ali and Khalid Shameem were nominated in the FIR.
According to the text of the FIR, the conspiracy for the murder of MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq was hatched in Pakistan.
Background: How Imran Farooq was murdered?
Imran Farooq, 50, a founding member of the MQM, was stabbed and beaten to death in Edgware, northwest London, as he returned home from work on September 16, 2010.
The two men UK police want to trace are both Pakistani nationals who left Britain in the hours after the murder. At that time in a statement, Scotland Yard police said they are looking for 29-year-old Mohsin Ali Syed, who was in Britain from February 2010.
They also want to speak to Muhammad Kashif Khan Kamran, 34, who was in Britain from early September 2010.
Imran Farooq claimed asylum in Britain in 1999. He had twice been elected as a lawmaker in Pakistan but went into hiding in 1992 when the government ordered a military crackdown against MQM activists in Karachi.