The man whose burning body was found by the side of a motorway was named by police yesterday as Sher Khan.
The body of the 60-year-old from Newham, east London, was discovered on an embankment of the M45 motorway in Warwickshire last month.
Metropolitan Police officers, who took over the investigation from their counterparts in the Midlands, have charged a 51-year-old man from east London with Mr Khan’s murder.
Irshad Wali, of Crofton Road, Plaistow, east London, was remanded in custody by Stratford Magistrates Court yesterday and will appear at the same court tomorrow, according to the Met.
The London force took over the investigation from Warwickshire Police following the grisly discovery of the corpse beside the M45 near Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire, on December 30.
The investigation transferred to the Met Police last Thursday and an incident room opened under Detective Chief Inspector Simon Moring.
Detectives said they believed the body was dumped on the eastbound embankment of the M45 and set on fire.
A post-mortem examination found Mr Khan died of head and neck injuries.
Five other men were arrested in connection with the murder at a number of addresses in east London on Thursday.
Police said a 46-year-old man was bailed to return to an east London police station on Tuesday.
The remaining four were released without charge.