Two new names included in MQM money laundering case

LONDON: Two new names have been made part of the ongoing Scotland Yard investigation in connection with the money laundering charges being faced by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leadership including its chief Altaf Hussain.

According to media sources, Murtaza Ali Shah, two individuals identified as Latif Jiva and Yaseen Haji have been included in the London money laundering investigation being conducted by Scotland Yard.

Latif Jiva was taken into custody on January 12 as he drew police attention following the transfer of 400,000 dollars into his bank account from a company owned by MQM, sources said.

Later, Jiva had transferred the money from UK to Dubai where it was received by an individual linked to MQM.

Latif Jiva says that a man associated with MQM had contacted him and that the money that landed into his account was intended for investment. He says he had no clue that he would get into so much trouble later on.

Earlier, Jiva was facing a case of fraud in London.