LONDON: Scotland Yard has arrested founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain in an early raid on Tuesday morning.
According to local news channel report, 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.
Meanwhile, MQM sources have confirmed that Altaf Hussain was arrested.
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.
This is a developing story and more details will follow