The Anti-terrorism court recorded the statements of suspects Khalid Shamim and Mohsin Ali in the case of Imran Farooq Murder.
Both the suspects fluctuated the statements in front of the magistrate. Khalid said he was tortured prior to the recording of his earlier statement before a magistrate. He added that he was forced by the investigation officer of the case to confess to his involvement in the murder.
Mohsin said he had refused to confess before the magistrate despite being subjected to mental and physical torture.
According to those statements, Khalid and Mohsin had alleged that Dr Farooq was killed because he was a “potent threat to the MQM leadership”.
Dr Farooq, a founding member of the MQM, was stabbed and bludgeoned to death near his apartment in London in September 2010.
On December 5, 2015, the FIA registered a case against the MQM chief and other party leaders for their alleged involvement in the 2010 murder of Dr Farooq.