MQM founder Altaf Hussain arrested in London

Posted In: News Date:Jun 11th, 2019

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain was arrested by Scotland Yard in an early morning raid on Tuesday.

Altaf Hussain was arrested this morning and taken to a south London police station. 15 officers took part in a dawn raid at his north London home.

Altaf Hussain has been arrested in relation to the hate speech of 2016 in which he had urged his followers to take the law into their own hands.

MQM sources have confirmed that Altaf Hussain was arrested.

In a statement, Scotland Yard said an individual associated with the MQM had been arrested on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offences contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crime Act 2007.