KARACHI: A suspect in the murder case of Dr Imran Farooq claimed that Farooq wanted to take the place of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain.

According to details, the shocking revelation was made in a confessional statement by Mohsin Ali, who is one of the key suspects in the investigation of Farooq’s murder in Edgeware, England in 2010.

He also confessed that he had played a part in the murder, Geo News reported.

“I had grabbed Farooq while Kashif, another suspect in the case attacked the former MQM leader with knife and brick,” he added.

The suspect alleged that top leadership of MQM had ordered Farooq’s murder, adding that he bought knives from a shop which were concealed by Kashif in the lawn of Farooq’s residence.

Farooq, 50, a founding member of the MQM, was stabbed and beaten to death in Edgware, north-west London, as he returned home from work on September 16, 2010.