MQM founder appears before UK police

Published on – October 10, 2019 – 2:46 pm
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LONDON: The founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) has appeared at a UK police station for the third time in four months on Thursday to face police grilling in relation to the incitement speech inquiry.


LONDON: The founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) has appeared at a UK police station for the third time in four months on Thursday to face police grilling in relation to the incitement speech inquiry.

This is the third time he has appeared at the police station. The police did not extend his bail the last time he appear and decided to call him again.

A charging decision is likely to be made by the police today.

The MQM founder has been called again in relation to the incitement speech of August 2016 from London to a rally in Karachi, and a charging decision is likely to be made by the police today.

After his arrest in June this year, the MQM founder was called again to appear at the police station for questioning in the second week of July, and then again in September this year.

Altaf was grilled for almost five hours at the same police station in connection with the same case, and he was released after his bail was extended.

The police have now decided to call him to the police station again, meaning that the police may make a decision to charge the MQM founder.

The MQM founder was arrested on June 11, 2019, during a dawn raid at his home and taken to a south London police station. The Scotland Yard at the time had said Hussain had been arrested on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offences contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crime Act 2007.