Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder at London police station
On Thursday, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain reached the Metropolitan Police Southwark Police Station in London.
Hussain was arrested in June on the suspicions of intentionally encouraging or assisting offences of Britain’s Serious Crime Act, 2007.
His third appearance at the police station comes following the expiration of his bail in an investigation into his alleged hate speech to followers in Pakistan.
London Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the inquiry was focused over a hate speech that was broadcast in August 2016 by an individual associated with MQM in Pakistan.
“He was arrested on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offences contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crime Act 2007. As part of the investigation, officers are carrying out a search at the northwest London address,” said the Metropolitan police.
After a day in prison, the British authorities released him on bail and without filing charges, but in September, the police put Hussain behind the bars for five hours for the same reason. He was granted extension in bail and released.