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ATC Indicts Three Accused In Imran Farooq Murder Case

An anti-terrorism court indicted three accused arrested in the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader, Imran Farooq.
In a statement recorded earlier, Shamim and Mohsin Ali told the court that Farooq was killed as he was a potential threat to the leadership of MQM.
After Farooq’s party membership was suspended, the MQM founder said during a telephonic speech that he could be murdered, Shamim told the magistrate.
The case against MQM founder and other party leaders over Farooq’s murder was registered in December 2015 by the Federal Investigation Agency. The three accused were arrested in the same year over their reported involvement in the crime.
Relevant clauses of the anti-terrorism act and sections on conspiracy, abatement and assassination were included in the first information report.Farooq, 50, was murdered outside his house in London on September 16, 2010. A post-mortem examination of his body revealed that he was stabbed to death.
According to the London police, a kitchen knife and a brick used in the attack were recovered from the crime site.