MQM founder Altaf Hussain arrested in London

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain was arrested by Scotland Yard in an early morning raid on Tuesday.

According to sources Altaf Hussain was arrested this morning and taken to a local police station. 15 officers took part in a dawn raid at his north London home.

A forensic unit of Scotland Yard is searching the residence of Altaf Hussain and the MQM’s International Secretariat. MQM legal adviser Adil Ghaffar may also be questioned by police.

Meanwhile, MQM sources have confirmed that Altaf Hussain was arrested.

Sources further informed that Altaf Hussain was being kept at a police station in central London and would be questioned by Scotland Yard.

FIA sources have told that the arrest of Altaf Hussain has not been officially communicated. However, a team of Scotland Yard which visited Pakistan had been provided evidence pertaining to money laundering by FIA.

It’s believed that Altaf Hussain has been arrested in relation to the hate speech of 2016 in which he had urged his followers to take law into their own hands. Also, Altaf Hussain had issues violent threats to former DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar.

In 2017, Scotland Yard had sent a letter under ‘Mutual Legal Assistance’ to Pakistan in relation to two speeches made by the MQM founder on March 11, 2015 and August 22, 2016.