BY MIAN ABRAR : –
Mohsin Ali identifies himself as activist of MQM student arm APMSO, says he also used to work in Com-net, company of Moazzam Ali, who arranged travel documents for him and co-accused Kashif for London trip
Sources say Scotland Yard officials will complete investigation and meet members of JIT and Interior Ministry officials this week
Mohsin Ali, the prime suspect in the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq, on Wednesday confessed to Scotland Yard investigators of being involved in the brutal murder of MQM’s founding leader in London, Pakistan Today has learnt reliably.
The Scotland Yard team arrived Pakistan this week after the federal government gave access to UK authorities to key accused in MQM leader’s murder case following a meeting between Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and British Home Secretary Theresa May in London.
The Scotland Yard has already investigated the two other accused, Moazzam Ali Khan and Khalid Shamim, in the same case.
A three-member investigation team, comprising Scotland Yard’s senior officers, met Mohsin Ali and conducted his interview. The investigators are expected to complete their investigation by week end.
Well placed sources in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) involved with the interrogation process told this scribe that the accused answered queries put forth by the British investigators and fully cooperated with them.
“The suspect answered questions put by the Scotland Yard team which consists of very senior police officers. The suspect confessed to his direct involvement in the killing of the MQM leader,” a source involved with the investigation process said.
Previously, the joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the federal government to probe the murder of Dr Farooq interrogated the accused.
“During the investigation, Mohsin Ali admitted that he had attacked Dr Imran Farooq with a knife,” the source said, adding that the accused also revealed that he was an activist of All Pakistan Muttahida Students Organization (APMSO) – the student arm of the MQM.
Ali also told the British team that Moazzam Ali was the person who had arranged the travel documents for him and his co-accused, Kashif, for their trip to London. The accused also told the investigators that he used to work in Moazzam Ali’s company, Com-net.
Moreover, the source said that the Scotland Yard officials will also meet the members of the JIT and Ministry of Interior this week.
Asked whether the Scotland Yard team had also put questions about the third suspect, Muhammad Kashif Khan Kamran, who is yet to be arrested by authorities, the source said that the British investigators knew well their probe’s scope.
“No further questions have been placed. The questions were only relevant to Mohsin Ali,” the official added.
Chaudhry Nisar, during his meeting with his British counterpart, took up the issue of provocative speeches by MQM chief Altaf Hussain and presence of Baloch separatists for their involvement in unrest in Karachi and Balochistan.
“The British authorities have agreed to provide Pakistan with information about the money-laundering case being processed in London against Altaf Hussain. So it’s a win-win situation for both Pakistan and United Kingdom,” the source added.