In connection with Dr Imran Farooq’s murder investigation, Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command Unit on Thursday concluded a 55-hour search in two North West London “residential addresses” – one of them belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, reported a private TV channel.
The New Scotland Yard, which raided the houses on Tuesday, ransacked both the apartments during the painstaking search.
According to sources, Altaf is the proprietor of one of the two houses, which the police combed for more than two days leaving no stone unturned.
Dr Farooq, the former convener of the MQM, was stabbed to death outside his home on September 16, 2010 as he was returning home.
It has been learnt that the raid started on Tuesday, June 19 at around 6am at two important addresses in the area close to where Dr Farooq was killed in Edgware, London.
When approached, a spokesman of the Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, “executed search warrants at two residential addresses in north-west London as part of the continuing investigation into the murder of Dr Imran Farooq on September 16, 2010”.
There have been many searches but no arrests have been made as yet.
The UK Police are investing Dr Farooq’s murder on several lines, including one strong line of investigation that he was in discussions with his colleagues and members of the public to start his own independent political career.
The raid in London at two important addresses was seen as highly important as Dr Farooq’s third death anniversary approaches.
These searches were carried out under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE).