Scotland Yard team reaches London after interviewing Mohsin Ali


ISLAMABAD: Key developments and further arrests are expected to take place the murder investigation of slain Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq, sources in the London police told on Friday.


The development is expected after Scotland Yard investigators visited Pakistan and interviewed prime suspect Mohsin Ali Syed. The Scotland Yard team, headed by the detective officer in charge of the Dr Imran Farooq murder investigation, has now reached London after interviewing Mohsin Ali.

Credible sources in London told that Mohsin Ali Syed’s interview, conducted over two days, was taped and recorded. Five officers involved in the case were present during the interview sessions.

The officers are expected to meet the widow of the slain MQM leader next week. Shumaila Imran Farooq will be updated on what was revealed in the interviews of Mohsin, and other suspects Moazzam and Khalid Shamim, the sources said.

According to the sources, Mohsin Ali Syed has named seven people who helped him and suspect Kashif Khan Kamran in London in carry out the murder. Scotland Yard is already aware of some of these names but Syed’s confirmation means that the murder investigation is likely to expand further in the United Kingdom.

The officers involved in the interviews will also submit their report next week to Richard Walton, the counter-terrorism head at Scotland Yard. New arrests are also likely to be carried out in the developments expected next week.

Farooq, 50, a founding member of the MQM, was stabbed and beaten to death in Edgware, northwest London, as he returned home from work on September 16, 2010.

Mohsin Ali Syed’s interview by London police detectives is so far the biggest development in the high-profile murder case.