MQM founder Altaf Hussain arrested in London

01:55 PM | 11 Jun, 2019
MQM founder Altaf Hussain arrested in London

LONDON - The founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement(MQM), Altaf Hussain was arrested in the British capital, London on Tuesday.

Hussain's residence was raided by the Scotland Yard earlier in the morning; he was shifted to a local police station afterwards and as many as 15 police officials took part in the raid.

According to a press release issued by the Metropolitan Police UK, a man was 'arrested in connection with an investigation into a number of speeches made by an individual associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Pakistan.'

The police did not reveal the name of the arrested individual but confirmed that he was in his 60s.

He was detained under PACE and taken to a south London police station, where he currently remains in police custody, stated the police.

The investigation, which is being led by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, is focused on a speech broadcast in August 2016 by an individual associated with the MQM movement in Pakistan as well as other speeches previously broadcast by the same person, it added.

The Metropolitan police stated that throughout the investigation, officers have been 'liaising with Pakistani authorities in relation to our ongoing enquiries.'

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