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LONDON: British detectives investigating the 2010 murder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Imran Farooq in London named two men Tuesday they want to trace in connection with the killing.
Farooq, 50, a founding member of the MQM, was stabbed and beaten to death in Edgware, northwest London, as he returned home from work on September 16, 2010.
The two men police want to trace are both Pakistani nationals who left Britain in the hours after the murder, Scotland Yard police headquarters said in a statement.
Detectives said they are looking for 29-year-old Moshin Ali Syed, who was in Britain from February 2010.
They also want to speak to Muhammad Kashif Khan Kamran, 34, who was in Britain from early September 2010.
The two men lived in Stanmore, a suburb neighbouring Edgware, prior to the murder, police said.
“The men are known to have registered to study at a college in east London having entered the UK on student visas,” the statement said.
They said they had pieced together a “significant picture” of the men’s movements in Pakistan and London, but wanted more information about their whereabouts in the days immediately prior to the murder, and on their travel out of Britain in the hours afterwards.