Second Arrest Made Over 2010 Farooq Murder
Wednesday 27th August
A 30-year-old man has been arrested over the murder of an exiled Pakistani politician who was bludgeoned to death on Green Lane in Edgware.
Dr Imran Farooq was stabbed several times and bludgeoned with a house brick in Edgware in September 2010.
Officers from Scotland Yard made the arrest in Waltham Forest and are searching his home while he is questioned at a police station in central London.
This follows the arrest of a 52-year-old man in June last year, currently on police bail until October.
Two Pakistani men - Moshin Ali Syed, 29, and Muhammad Kashif Khan Kamran, 35 - are both wanted over the violent murder, which involved four attackers.
Dr Farooq, 50, was a prominent member of the Pakistani political party MQM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement) and had been living in exile in the UK for more than a decade when he died from stab wounds and head injuries as a result of the attack.
Following his death, Dr Farooq’s wife Shumaila Imran appealed to LBC listeners for information about the murder: "I want to appeal today for anyone who has any information about the death of Imran to come forward and tell the police what they know. Someone, somewhere knows something about my husband's murder."
A £20,000 reward is still available for information leading to the prosecution of his killers. Anyone with information can call police on 020 7230 2717, or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.