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Pakistan

Web Desk
June 11, 2019

Altaf Hussain's lawyers file bail plea in London

Pakistan

Web Desk
Tue, Jun 11, 2019

London: Hours after the Metropolitan Police arrested Altaf Hussain, the lawyers of MQM founder has filed a plea seeking bail for the self-exiled leader.

According to Geo News, a lawyer would also represent Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency during the hearing of Hussain's plea.

Without naming Altaf Hussain, the police said he was arrested in connection with an investigation into a number of speeches made by an individual associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Pakistan.

The police said the MQM founder was detained under PACE and taken to a south London police station, where he currently remains in police custody.

According to  a statement issued by the police, the investigation led  by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command is focused on a speech broadcast in August 2016 .

"Throughout the investigation, officers have been liaising with Pakistani authorities in relation to our ongoing enquiries," the police said.