Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain was arrested in a raid by the Scotland Yard on Tuesday.
The arrest was confirmed in a assertion launched by the London Metropolitan Police.
The MQM founder was arrested in relation to the 2016 hate speech case wherein he urged his followers to “take the regulation of their arms”.
Hussain had delivered a fiery speech on August 22, 2016, after which occasion employees vandalised a media workplace in Karachi and chanted anti-Pakistan slogans.
The MQM chief was “arrested at an deal with in northwest London”.
“He was arrested on suspicion of deliberately encouraging or helping offences opposite to Part 44 of the Severe Crime Act 2007,” mentioned the assertion from UK’s Metropolitan Police.
“He was detained underneath PACE and brought to a south London police station, the place he at present stays in police custody.”
“As a part of the investigation, officers are finishing up a search on the north west London deal with. Detectives are additionally looking out a separate business deal with in north west London,” added the police assertion.
“The investigation, which is being led by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, is targeted on a speech broadcast in August 2016 by a person related to the MQM motion in Pakistan in addition to different speeches beforehand broadcast by the identical individual.”
The British police added that all through the investigation, a police staff from the UK “have been liaising with Pakistani authorities in relation to our ongoing enquiries”.
In April, a police staff from London visited the FIA Headquarter to file the assertion of six witnesses of the Sindh police within the hate speech case in opposition to Hussain.
In keeping with sources, the six officers of the Sindh police couldn’t make it to Islamabad although the FIA had summoned them and despatched a letter to the Sindh IGP in search of their presence together with the related file.
Sources aware about the event mentioned the cops sought extra time to file their statements.