Jun 21

Dr Imran Farooq Murder: UK cops comb 2 houses; one belongs to Altaf Hussain

LONDON: In connection with Dr Imran Farooq’s murder investigation, Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command Unit Thursday concluded a 55-hour search in two North West London “residential addresses” with one of them belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief, Altaf Hussain.Imran Farooq

The New Scotland Yard, which raided the houses yesterday, ransacked both the apartments during the painstaking search and confiscated many important documents.

According to sources, Altaf Hussain is the proprietor of one of the two houses, however the details of the ownership of the other apartment are yet unknown.

Dr Farooq, the former convener of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was stabbed to death outside his home on 16th September 2010 as he was returning home. Geo News has learnt exclusively that the raid started on Tuesday 19 June at around 6am at two important addresses in the area close to where Dr Farooq was killed in Edgware, London.

When approached by Geo News, a spokesman of the Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, “executed search warrants at two residential addresses in north-west London as part of the continuing investigation into the murder of Dr Imran Farooq on 16 September 2010.”

There has been many searches/raids/interrogations but no arrests have been made thus far. According to sources at least a dozen houses had been

The UK police is investing the murder of Dr Farooq case on several lines, including one strong line of investigation that Dr Farooq was in discussions with his colleagues and members of the public to start his own independent political career.

The raid in London at two important addresses was seen as highly important as Dr Farooq’s 3rd death anniversary approaches.

These searches were carried out under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE)

Dec 07

MQM London Office Raided By Scotland Yard

MQM London office was raided on 6th December 2012 in the early hours by Scotland yard.According to Pakistani news channels,Scotland Yard raided the business address of Edgware road and carried out a search of an office for 10 hours in connection with Dr. Imran Farooq murder case.MQM London Secretariat Raided By Scotland

The address of the office which was raided is below:

54 – 58, First Floor, Elizabeth House, High Street
Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7EJ, United Kingdom

According to Express News correspondent Naseem Siddiqui said that the London Metropolitan police raided an office on Thursday morning. Officials questioned those present in the office and also reportedly confiscated some records.

MQM supporters here in Pakistan have rejected this claim, and the word raid.They said that it was a routine visit by Metropolitan police for the office, but all the news channels and UK based channels have used the word raid as MQMs office remained under search for 10 hours.

Appealing for an investigation, the Metropolitan police also announced a £20,000 reward for providing any information linked to his assassination.