ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reserved its judgment on the bail plea filed by Moazaam Ali the prime accused in Dr Imran Farooq murder case. A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi and Justice Athar Minallah on Wednesday took up the petition for hearing . Barrister Mansoor Afridi appeared on behalf of the petitioner and FIA prosecutor Khawaja Imtiaz appeared in the court. Khawaja Imtiaz while filing the report took the plea that visa agent Kashif Imran transferred Rs 2.5 million in the account of accused Moazzam Ali on September 8, 2010. The accused had reached London on September, 7 and the murder of Dr Imran Farooq took place on September, 16, 2010 which is solid and credible evidence against the accused. Justice Noor ul Haq N Qureshi remarked neither any detail was mentioned in the challan in this regard nor had it been mentioned in column No 7. The court further asked “why the final report has not been presented so far”. The Prosecutor FIA told the court that sharing of evidence was under way with theScotland Yard team and a final report would be presented soon. The court further remarked: “It seems as if the case has been instituted on a political basis. The incident took place in London so how could the FIR be registered in Islamabad”. The FIA prosecutor said a case could be registered against any Pakistani in Pakistan even if he commits crime in another country. The court asked as to how it came to one’s mind to register the case after a lapse of five years. Advocate Mansoor Afridi counsel for the accused argued that the FIA had so far failed to file a challan against the accused. The entire story of prosecution was highly dubious and based on speculations. Moazaam Ali has been declared facilitator of the murderers while no solid evidence was available on the involvement of the accused directly or indirectly. The FIR was registered after five years which was making the matter suspicious. It was said in the petition that the anti terrorism act clauses don’t apply to the accused. The murder took place in London and the conspiracy was hatched in Karachi. But the case was registered in Islamabad. It was further maintained in the petition that Moazzam Ali had never been produced before the trial court after he was sent to jail on January, 28 which was a violation of Article 10 of the Anti Terrorism Act. The accused had been subjected to physical and mental torture during custody. Now he was being kept in solitary confinement which was absolutely illegal and immoral. The petitioner prayed to the court to grant him bail till the decision of the case. The federation and Inspector FIA Zafar Chaudhry have been made respondents in the case. It is pertinent to mention here that the anti terrorism court Islamabad had already rejected the bail plea of Moazzam Ali.