MQM founder Altaf Hussain released on bail

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LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain, who was arrested in an early morning raid a day earlier, has been released on bail.

The current evidence was not enough to charge Hussain at this stage, Geo News quoted Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as saying.

Police has confirmed that investigations will remain in the process.

On Tuesday, the MQM Quaid took a reluctant tactic on answering questions of detectives from Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism unit.

The MQM founder only confirmed his name, date of birth and his residential address but responded with “no comment” option to all other questions asked by the police.

Altaf Hussain was arrested from his London residence on Tuesday morning and remained in police custody overnight. The MQM founder was arrested in relation to the incitement of violence speech of 2016.

On Tuesday, Police also searched his house following an investigation looking into allegations of money laundering by Hussain.

Large-scale protests took to streets of Karachi to voice their displeasure over the arrest. Roads were blocked and buses were destroyed during the protests in Pakistan’s economic capital.