KARACHI: The Metropolitan Police in London on Monday extended the bail of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in the a money-laundering case.
MQM leader Ali Raza Abidi said the MQM chief’s bail was extended till February 2016. This is the fifth bail extension granted to the MQM chief since 2013, suggesting police have yet to gather enough evidence to formally charge him.
Earlier during the day, he arrived at Southwark police station in South London to appear before British authorities in connection with the ongoing investigation.
According to reports, Dr Farooq Sattar, Mohammad Anwar and other senior party leaders accompanied the party chief. T
he MQM last week had released a statement confirming he would be brought to the police station to be ‘further interviewed’. The statement said Altaf and the MQM deny any involvement in money laundering.
The party also claimed Altaf’s life is in danger in London, and conspiracies have been hatched to eliminate him. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the MQM unequivocally denied any involvement of their party chief in money laundering.
He said Altaf Hussain would be interrogated further in connection with the money laundering case. However, the MQM spokesman sternly rejected the allegations of the party chief’s involvement in money laundering.