Scotland Yard issues fresh appeal in Imran Farooq murder case

LONDON: The Metropolitan Police Service London (MPS) also known as Scotland Yard on Monday issued a fresh appeal for assistance in the Imran Farooq murder investigation.

On the third death anniversary of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s leader, the police appealed again to the people to come forward with any information that may lead to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those involved in the murder and has offered a reward of up to £20,000 in this regard.

Dr Farooq was on his way home from work when he was attacked outside his home in Green Lane, Edgware, London, shortly before 17:30hrs on Thursday 16 September 2010.

Dr Farooq, 50, died as a result of multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head. A five and a half inch-bladed kitchen knife and a house brick used in the attack were recovered at the scene.

Detectives believe that Dr Farooq was about to launch a new independent political career before his death and this remains a key line of inquiry in this investigation.

Police know that in July 2010, Dr Farooq set up a Facebook profile and amassed a large number of contacts through this social network.