Sufficient evidence to charge Hussain, says Pakistan’s lawyer
LONDON: Toby Cadman, the lawyer who is representing Pakistan in Altaf Hussain case, on Wednesday stated that according to the product he has actually seen, sufficient evidence exists to charge Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) creator.
Cadman, a UK-based lawyer, was employed by the federal government for representation Pakistan in MQM-related cases.
“I have seen the evidence, I have reviewed all the evidence from Pakistani authorities and I can say that it presents a compelling case. It is my assessment that there is sufficient evidence to charge Altaf Hussain for a number charges,” Cadman informed a personal media outlet.
Cadman called the arrest as “an important step” while including that “ordinarily a decision is made 24 hours after the arrest and then we would expect him to be produced before a magistrate and then formal proceedings to start from thereon”
Earlier, Scotland Yard asked for extra 12- hour detention duration of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) creator, Altaf Hussain, who was detained a day previously from his north London residence.
Hussain is being apprehended at the Southwark Police Station, where the superintendent has actually sent the ask for extra detention duration after the expiration of earlier 24- hour warrant.
Hussain– who entered into exile in the United Kingdom in the early 1990 s– was detained in the British capital on Tuesday in a hate speech case.
“A man has today, Tuesday, 11 June, been arrested in connection with an investigation into a number of speeches made by an individual associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Pakistan,” checked out a declaration by London’s Metropolitan Police, which did not name Hussain.
“The man, who is aged in his 60s, was arrested at an address in northwest London. He was arrested on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting offenses contrary to Section 44 of the Serious Crime Act 2007.”
“He was apprehended under PACE [Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984] and taken to a south London police headquarters, where he presently stays in cops custody,” included the declaration.
“As part of the examination, officers are performing a search at the northwest London address. Detectives are likewise browsing a different industrial address in northwest London.
“The investigation, which is being led by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, is focused on a speech broadcast in August 2016 by an individual associated with the MQM movement in Pakistan as well as other speeches previously broadcast by the same person,” stated the declaration.
“Throughout the investigation, officers have been liaising with Pakistani authorities in relation to our ongoing inquiries.”
Following the MQM-Pakistan chief’s arrest, Karachi city cops chiefDr Amir Ahmed Shaikh released instructions to all SSP, DIGs for patrolling and watchfulness with anti-riot teams and devices in Karachi.
Over 20 similar FIRs [First Information Report] relating to dislike speech were signed up versus Altaf Hussain and numerous other leaders and employees of the MQM’s London and Pakistan factions.