Court: (Three accused of Dr Imran Farooq murder given in FIA custody for seven day remand)

ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court of Islamabad on Monday handed over three accused in MQM leader Imran Farooq murder case to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on seven-day physical remand.

Accused Moazzam Ali, Mohsin Ali and Khalid Shamim were produced before the court amid tight security. Judge Kosar Abbas of the ATC heard the plea filed by FIA seeking 10-day remand of the accused. The court handed over the accused to the investigation agency on seven days remand.

On Sunday, a duty magistrate had handed over the three accused to FIA on one day exit remand. The FIA registered a case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain and other party leaders in the murder of former MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq in London on Saturday. Dr Farooq – a senior leader of the MQM – was murdered outside his home in London in 2010.