Imran Farooq murder case: Two prosecution witnesses record final statement in ATC

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ISLAMABAD: Two prosecution witnesses on Wednesday recorded their final statements in an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad in regards to the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq.

ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand heard the case as Muhammad Asif and Shahid, who are associated with a private bank — recorded their statements.

Muhammad Asif told the court that ’24 transactions were made’ in Moazzam Ali’s account — who is one of the accused in the case.

“It is not true that this not a system-generated bank statement,” he added.

After hearing the statements of the two prosecution witnesses, Judge Arjumand expressed anger over the absence of prosecution witness and former deputy director of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Badruddin Baloch.

“If Baloch does not appear for the next hearing we will issue arrest warrants,” the ATC judge said.

The hearing of the case was then adjourned till July 9.

The case against MQM founder and other party leaders over Farooq’s murder was registered in December 2015 by the Federal Investigation Agency. The three accused were arrested in the same year over their reported involvement in the crime.

Farooq, 50, was murdered outside his house in London on September 16, 2010. A post-mortem examination of his body revealed that he was stabbed to death.

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