LONDON : Bail of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in money laundering case has been extended till July 9.
He appeared before Central Police London on Tuesday after the expiry of his bail period. The MQM chief appeared at the London Police Station accompanied by his lawyers, senior party leaders, including Babar Ghauri.
London Police extended Altaf Hussain’s bail on medical grounds after reports of his health condition were presented through his lawyers, requesting extension in his bail.
The MQM chief was interrogated for six hours; however, his reply to several questions was ‘no comments.’
Also, Altaf Hussain’s passport was confiscated by the London Police.
The MQM chief said he has full faith in British law and justice system and requested party workers to remain calm and peaceful during interrogation.
Party workers reached MQM Headquarters NineZero and celebrated after news reached Karachi of Altaf Hussain’s bail extension.
In 2014, Altaf Hussain was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering during a raid at his residence in northwest London.
On April 1, senior MQM leader Muhammed Anwar was also arrested at his home in North London in connection with the money laundering case. He was released on bail later.
MQM denies any involvement in money laundering.