MQM founder Altaf Hussain arrested in London

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London: MQM founder Altaf Hussain has been arrested after Scotland Yard raided at his residence on Tuesday morning.

Geo News quoted party sources confirming that the MQM chief — who went into exile in the early 1990s — was arrested after 15 officers launched a dawn raid at his north London home.

A forensic unit of Scotland Yard was searching the residence of Altaf Hussain and shifted him to a police station in Central London.

It is believed that the arrest comes in relation to the hate speech of 2016 in which he had urged his followers to take law into their own hands. Altaf Hussain had issued violent threats to former DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar.

MQM-London’s international secretariat released a statement following the arrest, saying “such things don’t hold any meaning” for Altaf Hussain.

“Altaf Hussain is a brave, principled, and honest person, and he won’t change his principled views for any reason. This is why he had to go into exile. He has been arrested thrice in Pakistan and once in UK over false charges,” the statement added.