Islamabad -The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday rejected appeals of 3 convicts in Dr Imran Farooq’s homicide case and upheld the lifestyles sentences passed down via way of means of an anti-terrorism courtroom docket.
A two-member bench headed via way of means of Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the appeals of convicts Khalid Shamim, Mohsin Ali and Moazzam Ali. The courtroom docket reserved its selection after listening to the arguments of the appellants’ attorneys and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor Khawaja Imtiaz.
An anti-terrorism courtroom docket in advance had sentenced the 3 accused to lifestyles imprisonment and additionally ordered to pay a pleasant of Rs1 million to the victim’s spouse as compensation.
Dr Farooq, a founding member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), became stabbed and bludgeoned to demise close to his rental in London in September 2010.
Later in 2015, the FIA registered a case towards MQM founder Altaf Hussain for allegedly ordering the homicide whilst nominating 3 different accused – Khalid Shamim, Mohsin Ali and Moazzam Ali.
However, on May 13, the suspects retracted their confessional statements earlier than ATC choose Arjumand and recorded their sparkling statements at a listening to held at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail. The suspects determined now no longer to give any witnesses of their defence.