London police yesterday released Iftikhar Hussain, a 52-year old suspect in the murder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq.
Iftikhar Hussain, who is supposedly a close relative of MQM chief Altaf Hussain, was released as no evidence was found against him. However, British authorities were reportedly in contact with their Pakistani counterparts for collection of evidence in the murder case.
The London Met police arrested Iftikhar Hussain from Heathrow Airport upon his arrival from Canada in June earlier this year.
MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq was on his way home from work when he was attacked in Green Lane on Sept 16, 2010 outside his London home. A post-mortem examination found that he died from multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head.