Money-laundering case: Altaf Hussain's bail extended till October 5

Bails of MQM leaders Tari Mir and Mohammad also extended

Web Desk July 08, 2015
This is the fourth bail extension after his arrest in June 2014. PHOTO: APP

The Metropolitan Police in London on Wednesday have extended the bail of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in the money-laundering case till October 5 this year.

Senior MQM leader Nadeem Nusrat confirmed the extension of bail of MQM chief.

Altaf was arrested from his house in northwest London on June 3, 2014, for alleged money laundering. He was held over night at a local hospital in police custody, before being released on bail later.

Read: Money-laundering case: London Met police detains MQM chief

This is the fourth bail extension granted to Altaf after his arrest, suggesting that police have yet to gather enough evidence to formally charge him.

According to the party, the bails of senior MQM leaders Tariq Mir and Mohammad Anwar have also been extended till October 6 and 7, respectively.

Read: MQM leader Muhammad Anwar released on bail

Metropolitan Police had previously detained Anwar on suspicion of money laundering.


Humza | 6 years ago | Reply @Sarmad: The evidence is from British authorities themselves and it has to do with large sums of cash found in the UK home of Altaf Hussain. The case has nothing to do with the government of Pakistan. The case has everything to do with money laundering in the UK. The details will emerge during the case by British police so it will be be good to see an independent foreign body comment on the goings on of the MQM. I am glad to hear that you have faith in the meticulous nature of the British police and will therefore accept their accusations when brought forward.
John | 6 years ago | Reply From an alleged "educated, middle class" politician to International Money Launderer. Any MQM apologist cares explaining what is a middle class man doing in the middle of money laundering investigations worth hundreds and thousands of pounds? Let me guess, the universe conspired or was it the angels this time?
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