Three culprits given life sentence in Imran Farooq murder case
ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court of Islamabad on Thursday gave life sentence to three suspects while announcing the verdict in Imran Farooq Murder case.
Judge Shahrukh Arjumand was hearing the case. Concluding his remarks, the judge said that the prosecutor successfully established the case against the three suspects namely Muazaam Ali, Mohsin Ali and Khalid Shamim. Detailed verdict of the case will be issued later today, he added.
Each of the culprits has been ordered to pay Rs1 million to family of the victim. The perpetrators heard the case through a video link from Adyala jail.
Imran Farooq was murdered on Sept 16, 2010 in London. Trial of the case had begun in 2015 in Islamabad. A case was registered against the suspects on Dec 5, 2015. The suspects had admitted to the crime before a magistrate in January 2016, but later they denied their involvement in the case. While, they were indicted on May 2, 2018.
The court had reserved the verdict on May 21 the following year on completion of the arguments.
In Imran Farooq murder case, the court had declared founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Muhammed Anwar, Iftikhar Hussain and Kashmir Kamran absconders.
It took four years to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to gather evidence from the United Kingdom. The evidence were provided on assurance from Pakistan that the suspects would not be given capital punishment. The FIA had presented 29 witnesses from Pakistan and the UK before the court and the suspects were sent to physical remand for five times.