MQM founder Altaf Hussain arrested in London

MQM founder Altaf Hussain arrested in London

*LONDON - MQM founder Altaf Hussain has reportedly been detained by the Scotland Yard in London. *

The story was first reported by Geo News.

It is being said that Hussain was detained early Tuesday morning during a raid at his house in north London. He has been shifted to a police station.

UK’s Metropolitan Police link confirmed that a man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into a number of speeches made by a person associated with the MQM. They, however, did not reveal the suspect’s name.

The police said that the said man is in his in 60s and was arrested on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offences contrary to Section 44 (intentionally encouraging or assisting an offence) of the Serious Crime Act 2007.

The officers are currently carrying out a search operation at his house and searching a separate commercial address in northwest London, they said in a statement.