ISLAMABAD: Key suspect Mohsin Ali’s fingerprints and DNA have matched those on the weapon used in the murder of former Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Imran Farooq, interior ministry sources told media on Friday.
According to the sources, Scotland Yard has informed Pakistan of the key development.
Scotland Yard officials had taken fingerprint samples when it first sent its team to interrogate the suspects in Pakistan.
The Scotland Yard had also recovered a knife and other evidence as well from the crime scene.
Mohsin Ali in his statement to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had said that he had attacked only to tackle Imran Farooq. However, his accomplice, Kamran, had attacked Farooq with a knife.
According to Mohsin, Kamran was in Afghanistan but sources claim that suspect died during the detention of Law Enforcement Agencies.
Sources further said that MQM founder could be declared proclaimed offender in the case.
Imran 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.
Farooq was a close confidant of MQM founder Altaf Hussain and a senior party leader when he fled the country in 1992.
He was living in North London after claiming political asylum and had reportedly later become an inactive member of the party, which has also recently been the focus of a money laundering investigation in the UK.