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Money laundering case: MQM chief’s Altaf Hussain bail extended till July 9

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LONDON: Police has extended Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s bail till July 9,2015 after he was interviewed for almost five hours in money laundering case  by investigators on Tuesday.

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Earlier, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain is at a central London police station. Altaf left his home at 10:00 am London local time, along with Farooq Sattar, Babar Ghauri and team of lawyers, police will investigate Altaf  Hussain in  money laundering case and will decide to extend his bail or otherwise.

 

While outside the station, Altaf Hussain spoke to reporters said  Pray for me, “Pakistan Zindabad” and “Salam to all” Pakistanis.

 

The bail with respect to money laundering case was extended twice, first in July 2014, and then on December 3, 2014 and now it is set to expire on Tuesday (today). In July 2013, the LMP had confirmed that investigations against MQM chief had been initiated against money laundering and instigating violence.

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On December 6, 2012 during a raid conducted by counter-terrorism unit of police, cash was found by the police when they were investigating the Dr. Imran Farooq murder case – the founding member of MQM and close fellow of Altaf Husain – who was murdered in London in 2010.

On April 1, 2015, MQM’s senior London-based leader, Mohammad Anwar, was also arrested by LMP in connection with money laundering case. However, he was set free on bailed after ten hours of custody.

While addressing to the supporters during election gathering at Jinnah Ground Karachi, MQM chief has asked them to pray for him, as he visit CLPC on Tuesday in relation to the LMP’s money laundering case against him. MQM has already denied any kind of involvement in money laundering case.

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