MQM founder Altaf Hussain again grilled in incendiary speeches case
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain, who was arrested in London over charges of incendiary speeches in June and then he was released on bail, has once again been grilled by London police.
The MQM founder arrived at the police station at 9:00 am (GMT+1). His bail will expire today.
“A man in his 60s arrested in connection with an investigation into a number of speeches made by an individual associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Pakistan has today, Wednesday, 12 June been bailed to return to a police station in mid-July,” a press statement by Metropolitan Police had said in June.
In the incendiary speech of 2016 he had urged his followers to attack media houses. In a later speech, Hussain had also issued threats to the then director general Sindh Rangers, Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar.
Metropolitan Police had said, “He was arrested on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offences contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crime Act 2007.”
The Scotland Yard officers have been liaising with Pakistani authorities in relation to the ongoing enquiries.
In November 2017, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had submitted a charge sheet before a court against the MQM founder in a case related to terror financing and money laundering.
The investigation officer of the FIA had submitted the interim report before the anti-terrorism court, in which he placed five witnesses.