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.

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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.

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.