Money laundering case: MQM chief Altaf Hussain arrested in London

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has been arrested by Scotland Yard Police in London today (Tuesday) in money laundering case, Scotland Yard officials confirmed.
London Police and agencies were holding investigation against Altaf Hussain in three cases including money laundering, controversial speeches from London and Imran Farooq murder case.
The London Police had been investigating Hussain in this case for over several months now. On accusation of money laundering case after recovery of 7 Lakh pounds from from Altaf Hussain home and office in London.
Altaf had revealed that all his bank accounts in Britain had been frozen by the authorities. The MQM chief had admitted that the British authorities had conducted raids at his house and at his office.
Javed Chaudhry, while speaking to Express News today, said London Police were investigating Hussain for three cases of money laundering, hate speech and Imran Farooq murder.
Background
On July 31, London Metropolitan Police had said that an investigation is being carried out against the MQM chief on charges of money laundering and provocation to torture. They had also acceded that huge sums of money were seized from his home and office.
While in Karachi, soon after several areas and the markets have been closed and traffic was witnessed thin on the roads and firing heard in the city after arrest of Altaf Hussain on Tuesday in London.