MQM founder Altaf Hussain arrested in London

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LONDON: Scotland Yard has arrested the founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain on Tuesday over his 2016 and other hate speeches .
According to reports, the MQM founder was shifted to South London Police after his arrest. Although the London Metropolitan Police in its statement did not mention the name of the detained person. However, the police statement stated that the detained man belongs to MQM.
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.
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.
The statement added that the man, who is aged in his 60s, was arrested at an address in north west London. He was arrested on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offences contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crime Act 2007.
He was detained under PACE and taken to a south London police station, where he currently remains in police custody.
As part of the investigation, officers are carrying out a search at the north west London address. Detectives are also searching a separate commercial address in north west London.
The investigation, which is being led by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, is focused on a speech broadcast in August 2016 by an individual associated with the MQM movement in Pakistan as well as other speeches previously broadcast by the same person.
Throughout the investigation, officers have been liaising with Pakistani authorities in relation to our ongoing enquiries.

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