Imran Farooq may have been ‘followed’ on the day of murder: UK police

March 17th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 17(ANI): British police have released new CCTV images of slain Pakistani politician Imran Farooq, showing him in his final hours, and said that he may have been followed on the day of the attack.

“Investigations suggest that Dr Farooq may have been watched in the run up to the attack. This may have taken the form of up to four Asian men in vehicles or on foot in the vicinity of Dr Farooq’s home at Green Lane, at different times of the day,” the Metropolitan Police said.

Farooq, a founding member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), died from stab wounds and head injuries after attackers pounced on him as he returned from work on September 16, 2010.

The new images released by the police show Farooq at Edgware Underground station on the morning of his death as he travelled to work. He is then seen at a supermarket in Old Street before he got on the Northern Line from Old Street Underground station back to Edgware.

The final pictures show him leaving the station and walking down Station Road toward his home. Images taken from a camera on the 204 bus show him on Station Road less than 10 minutes before he was attacked.

Officers also revealed details of two vehicles seen in the vicinity of Green Lane and outside Farooq’s home at the time of the murder.

The first vehicle is described as a silver seven-seater people carrier, with green minicab stickers in the window, while the driver, and the only occupant, is described as an Asian man between the ages of 32 and 40.

“Police also want to trace the rider of a dark coloured moped or scooter which was seen in Grove Road and Green Lane, and whose rider was described as a man wearing a black jacket and black helmet with the visor up,” the Metropolitan Police said.

“It is believed that the scooter travelled away from the scene after the murder, driving north up Green Lane, with the people carrier directly behind it,” it added. (ANI)

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