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.
Can confirm that the Metropolitan Police have extended the police bail of the Founder & Leader of MQM, Mr Altaf Hussain until October 5.— Nadeem Nusrat (@nadeem_nusrat) July 8, 2015
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.
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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.
Met Police has extended the police of senior MQM members Mr Tariq Mir and Mr Mohammed Anwar until the 6th and 7th October respectively.— Mustafa Azizabadi (@azizabadi) July 8, 2015
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.
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Metropolitan Police had previously detained Anwar on suspicion of money laundering.