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Search at Altaf’s London home concludes

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LONDON: Police have concluded their search at the North London home of MQM chief Altaf Hussain.

 HunzaNews June 4,2014

Sources confirmed that the specialist operations unit left at midnight.

The MQM chief’s residence was raided by around 40 specialist unit detectives at dawn on Tuesday.

The control of the house has been handed to the local police and around six policemen remain at the scene but the search has concluded.

Forensic experts along with investigators of Dr Imran Farooq’s murder case took part in the search.

A decision regarding further questioning will be made after Altaf Hussain’s medical tests are completed on Wednesday. The MQM chief’s lawyers are also expected to submit his plea for bail.


Altaf Hussain was arrested from his home in North London according on suspicion of being involved in money laundering.

Scotland Yard confirmed that a 60 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering but did not name Altaf Hussain.

The MQM said the Metropolitan Police arrived at the residence of Mr Altaf Hussain in North London. “They had the search warrant and said that they want to arrest Mr Hussain and take him to the police station where he will be questioned about money laundering investigation.”

“We would like to inform that Mr Hussain has been very ill for past several days and only yesterday the MQM Central Coordination Committee discussed his health situation and contacted his personal doctor. The doctor visited the residence of Mr Hussain and examined him. He advised to shift him to the hospital. He also consulted with various specialist consultants and it was decided that today, i.e. Tuesday, in the morning Mr Hussain will be admitted to a London Hospital where he will undergo treatment for the next few days.”

“Today, Mr Hussain was getting ready for the hospital when the police arrived at his house and informed him that he is being arrested for investigation.”

Scotland Yard confirmed late on Tuesday that Hussain has been taken to hospital for previously scheduled medical appointment.

“The arrest took place at a residential address in NW London. Officers are at present searching the address. The man has an existing medical condition and we will ensure that he attends pre-arranged hospital appointments today. He will remain in the custody of officers throughout.”

Pakistan High Commission asks for access to Altaf

The Pakistan High Commission has asked for access to MQM chief Altaf Hussain.

The Pakistan High Commission had approached the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Tuesday for consular services to Altaf Hussain but has not received a reply.

MQM continues protest

MQM workers and supporters continue their protests in Karachi and major cities of Sindh until the release of party chief Altaf Hussain.

In Karachi, thousands of MQM workers are holding a protest at Numaish Chowrangi.


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