ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) here on Wednesday, resumed the hearing of MQM leader Imran Farooq’s murder case and ordered to record the statement of all the accused under section 342 Cr.PC. after completion of evidences.
The hearing was resumed by the ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand, whereas the defense counsel urged for recording statement of accused in the next hearing which was earlier set for the day.
The court accepted the request and adjourned the hearing till April 19.
Three accused Khalid Shamim, Syed Mohsin Ali and Moazzam Ali had been indicted in the case, while four others were declared proclaimed offenders.
Two of the suspects, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali, have already recorded their confessional statements before a magistrate, alleging that the slain MQM leader was killed because he was a “potent threat to the leadership of MQM”.
Shamim confessed that Farooq’s murder was allegedly a ‘birthday gift’ for the MQM founder, while Syed Mohsin stated that he took part in the crime because he was promised a position in the MQM’s London Secretariat.
Imran Farooq was murdered outside his house in London on September 16, 2010.