Money laundering case: Altaf Hussain's bail extended by five months

Altaf Hussain's bail has been extended till December 2014.

Web Desk July 28, 2014

KARACHI: Metropolitan Police has extended the bail of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain till December 2014, an MQM statement said on Monday evening.

The MQM chief, who had been arrested on money laundering charges, was due to appear for police interview on July 31, 2014 following the expiry of his bail.

However, the MQM said that the Met Police had informed them through Altaf's lawyer, that the party chief's bail had been extended until December 2014, just two days before his bail was set to expire.

Altaf, in a statement, said that he was confident that his application would be accepted and that his bail would subsequently be extended. He added that this is a usual procedure under British law.

The MQM supremo urged his followers to remain calm during case proceedings.

On June 3, Met police had arrested the MQM leader from his residence. The arrest had brought whole Karachi to a halt and his followers took to the streets.

But four days later, on June 7, the Met police released Altaf Hussain on bail till July 31.