LONDON – Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s supremo Altaf Hussain has been released on the bail of more than £ 400,000 (Rs 60.62 million) and also facing movement restrictions by the Scotland Yard.
According to an exclusive report Altaf Hussain’s bail bond was kept higher than usual to ensure he would not go anywhere in hiding.
It was also reported that when British police took Altaf Hussain to police station for interrogation there were at least three legal aides assisting him. British authorities interrogate MQM’s supremo for more than an hour.
When asked, Altaf Hussain refused to avail the services of Urdu translators stating that he could easily comprehend English language. After that there were few formal questions about his complete name, date of birth and home address. Altaf Hussain responded positively to all these questions.
However, when British police inquired whether he was aware of the money recovered from his home during a raid, Altaf Hussain only said ‘no comment’. Authorities again asked if he was denying that money was recovered from his home, Altaf Hussain again said ‘no comment’.
Reportedly, Altaf Hussain avoid all such question with ‘no comment’ reply which could lead to his indictment in the case.
One source claimed that MQM’s supremo received briefing to do the exact same.
Altaf Hussain, currently on bail, also restricted to roam around in the city after 5 pm. British authorities clearly told him that he could only go out from the home between 9 am to 5 pm. Also, if he has have to go out after 5 pm then a prior permission from concern authorities must be sought. Moreover, going out of the city would also require a beforehand permission.
Its pertinent to mention here that Altaf Hussain was scheduled to appear before the British police in July.