LONDON: Four years after the murder of Dr Imran Farooq, detectives investigating the case are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
The appeal by Scotland Yard states that to date they have spoke to 4,466 people, reviewed 7,401 documents, followed up 2,379 lines of inquiry and seized 3,900 exhibits in order to bring the killers of Dr Imran to justice.
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.
According to the Scotland Yard this remains an ongoing investigation and ‘we continue to liaise closely with the authorities from Pakistan. A number of lines of inquiry are being actively pursued.’
‘It is thought that his murder would have required careful planning and help from other people, some of whom may have provided assistance or information unwittingly,’ said the appeal
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. However investigators said they retained an open mind as to his murder.
To date a total of 2 people have been arrested in connection with this investigation.