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.
As many as 15 police officials took part in the raid. The politician is facing multiple inquiries, however, his arrest is reportedly being attributed to hate speech that he made in 2016.
A forensic team of the Scotland Yard also searched the MQM founder’s residence. The MQM founder was arrested in a dawn raid.
The MQM founder was reportedly arrested in relation to the 2016 hate speech case in which he urged his followers to “take the law in their hands”.
Hussain had delivered a fiery speech on August 22, 2016, after which the workers vandalised a media office in Karachi and chanted anti-Pakistan slogans.
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.
Both the Crown Prosecution Service and Metropolitan Police Services had confirmed to Geo News that a criminal investigation had started against Altaf Hussain.