London – The counterterrorism squad of Scotland Yard on Wednesday arrested a 64-year-old man on the suspension of his association with money laundering case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain.
According to a press-release issued by Metropolitan Police, the man was arrested from his residence in North-West London and was shifted to Central Police Station in London for further interrogation.
The Metropolitan Police did not reveal the identity or ethnicity of detained man due to ‘legal reasons’. However, some media reports claimed that he belongs to MQM.
The police also seized some documents and man’s personal computer during the raid.
It was the sixth arrest made by Scotland Yard on the suspicion of money laundering.
On December 5, 2013, London police had arrested two person, aged 73 and 44, who were later released on bail.
On June 3 2014, the London Police had nabbed Altaf Hussain from his residence in North-West London.
The arrest came nearly a year after London Police recovered nearly £250,000 from MQM chief’s residence in North London and MQM International Secretariat during a raid conducted in connection with the murder of party’s leader Imran Farooq.
Farooq, one of the founding members of MQM, was stabbed to death in East London on 16 September 2010.
Hussain had served three days behind the bars before being released on bail.
In January and February this year, two persons aged 44 and 27 arrested after they appeared in police stations after being summoned and were later released on police bail.