IHC upholds FIR in Imran Farooq murder case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) while dismissing plea seeking to expunge terrorism clause from the First Information Report (FIR) against Moazim Ali, the main accused in murder of Dr Imran Farooq, upheld the FIR.

Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurengzeb earlier reserved the judgment after going through the argument submitted by the counsels of the litigants and announced it on Thursday.

Barrister Saif ur Rehman counsel for petitioners, Moazim Ali and Mohsin Ali argued that murder of Dr Imran Farooq was just a simple murder of an individual and no terrorism was spread by the murderer adding that police additionally added terrorism clause against his client in the FIR

just to make the offence non-bailable.

Standing counsel objected and apprised the court that Moazin Ali was a trained terrorist, who following the plan visited London Sri Lanka, Pakistan and subsequently was arrested when fleeing to Afghanistan.

He informed the bench that a JIT was constituted to probe the murder which found that Moazim committed murder on the directions of Altaf Hussain to spread terrorism in Pakistan.

Subsequently the bench while rejecting the plea, upheld the FIR.