Police seek extension of Altaf Hussain's detention
According to details, the decision to charge-sheet Mutahida Qoumi Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussainwould be taken today.
Altaf Hussain was taken into custody during an early morning raid on on June 11 at his residence and shifted to a police police station.
Later in the day, the Scotland Yard released a formal statement about the arrest of the MQM founder .
In its statement posted on the metropolitan police website, the Scotland Yard has said it has arrested “an individual associated with the MQM has been arrested in an investigation into a number of speeches,”
The statement adds that the man who is in his 60s was arrested from a North West London address. “He was arrested on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offenses contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crimes Act 2007.”
The investigation, which is being led by Met officers, is in connection with a speech broadcast in 2016.
The statement adds that officers have been liaising with authorities in Pakistan during the investigation.
Without naming Altaf Hussain, Metropolitan Police said a man in his 60s Hussain was detained in connection with an investigation into a number of speeches.