Search still on after eight years

Israr Ali.
Israr Ali.

A man wanted in connection with the murder of an illegal immigrant at his Pollokshaws flat is still on the run – eight years later.

Israr Ali remains a priority for Police Scotland who first issued an appeal over his whereabouts in April, 2010.

He is wanted in connection with the murder of Waqar Shah who was killed in his flat on Pollokshaws Road in Shawlands on April 1, 2010.

At the time of Mr Shaq’s murder he was considered an “over-stayer” in the UK after originally being granted a six-month visa in 2000.

Police investigating the death made Ali their main suspect in the case almost immediately but tracing him down would prove to take a lot longer.

Since then, the only sighting of the 45-year-old, who is considered a danger to the public, was in Stoke on Trent the day after the 42-year-old’s body was found.

Police believe that Ali’s location is most likely in France or back in his home country of Pakistan.

He appeared with some of Scotland’s other most wanted, who have links to Glasgow, on a huge screen at the back of van which toured towns and cities across the UK.

The tactic was part of a campaign by Crimestoppers, who were marking 10 years of their ‘Most Wanted’ initiative.

The elusive Pakistan national is known to use several different aliases including Aslam Ali, Mohd Ali, Fased Ali, Chaudery Israr, Mohammed Israr, Israr Mageed and Israr Aslam.

He is described as around 6ft tall with a stocky build and receding black hair.

If you have seen him or know someone who may have information of his whereabouts, please contact Police Scotland on 101. 
Alternatively, if you wish to pass information anonymously you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.