ISLAMABAD- Three British men of Pakistani origin have been sent back to Britain, where they are wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of a teenaged boy in 2004, the British High Commission said on Thursday, according to Reuters.
The three, who a Pakistani security official said were from the Scottish city of Glasgow, were arrested in Pakistan three months ago.
The men were sent back to Britain on a flight on Wednesday. They have been wanted in connection with the murder of schoolboy Kriss Donald in March 2004, the High Commission said.
"The murder of Kriss Donald was a vicious crime against an innocent 15-year-old boy that caused revulsion throughout the UK," High Commissioner Mark Lyall Grant said in a statement.
"The search for justice in this case continues, but I”m pleased to be able to say … that we have moved that process on considerably with the return of three suspects."
The High Commission did not identify the three.
Britain and Pakistan do not have an extradition treaty but, following lengthy negotiations, Pakistani authorities amended a
1972 extradition act to allow for the return of the three, Lyall Grant said.