Scotland Yard releases Altaf Hussain on bail

According to the details, Altaf Hussain—founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement—has been released by the Scotland Yard on bail on Wednesday due to insufficient evidence of the hate speech in 2016 was found by The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) against him.

Altaf Hussain was taken into custody by the Scotland Yard on Tuesday. The investigation against him is focused on a speech by the MQM founder broadcast in August 2016 by an individual associated with the MQM in Pakistan.

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As per the details, the officers have been cooperating with the authorities of Pakistan throughout the investigation in relation to ongoing enquiries.

It is pertinent to mention here that the whole case was prepared by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and handed over to the government of the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016.

However, the accused was not immediately detained by the British authorities, after which FIA has changed the team of the legal experts this year.

The government of Pakistan hired a UK-based lawyer, Toby Cadman, to represent it in the cases against the founder of MQM where he was presented as the British Citizen.

According to the recent reports, the arrest of Altaf Hussain by the Scotland Yard on Tuesday was made on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offences contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crime Act 2007.

On the other hand, the police department of UK said that Altaf Hussain has been released on bail but the investigation against him will continue.

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