ISLAMABAD, April 19: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday heard the appeals of three convicts in the Imran Farooq murder case.
An IHC bench headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard appeals filed by Khalid Shamim, Moazzam Ali and Mohsin Ali challenging the June 18, 2020 decision of the Anti-Terrorism Court, which sentenced them to life imprisonment. The sentence was handed down.
Mohsin’s lawyer partially completed his arguments. He said a key eyewitness did not identify his client in the case. The Chief Justice asked whether the sketch issued by the London Police was similar to that of Mohsin Ali.
He demanded that a picture of Mohsin Ali be present in the court. The hearing of the case was adjourned till tomorrow (Tuesday).
On June 18, the Islamabad Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) sentenced the convicts in the high-profile murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq to life imprisonment. They were also fined Rs 2 million each.
The verdict, announced by ATC Judge Shah Rukh Arjumand, noted that the assassination of Dr Imran Farooq was the result of a conspiracy by MQM chief Altaf Hussain in Britain and Pakistan. The statement said that senior MQM members Muhammad Anwar and Iftikhar Hussain were also involved in the assassination plot.
According to the plan, Khalid Shamim and Moazzam Ali facilitated Muhammad Kashif and Syed Mohsin Ali in the murder of Dr. Farooq, who was killed in the Green Lane area of London’s Edgeware on September 16, 2010, and sent him to the UK.