LONDON: MQM founder Altaf Hussain is in trouble as Scotland Yard has decided to examine the hate speech case against him.
Scotland Yard has set up a unit called 'Operation Demerit' to investigate the various hate speech cases linked to founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, police said, days after Pakistani authorities approved a request for issuance of red warrants for the London-based leader.
On Tuesday, Pakistan's Interior Ministry approved a request for issuance of red warrants for the MQM supremo in a case registered against him with the Karachi police over a provocative speech delivered by him last year which was said to have incited people to violence.
An anti-terrorism court has declared the MQM supremo absconder in the case. The request for issuance of red warrants came from Sindh Home Department.
The Scotland Yard on Thursday set up 'Operation Demerit' unit to look into speeches by the MQM founder. They said the unit will examine the MQM founder's six speeches including that delivered on August 22, 2016.
Earlier, there were two units working on the cases, but now a single unit will be looking into the matter.