Altaf back in police custody




LONDON: MQM chief Altaf Hussain was returned to a police station in Britain for questioning on Friday after spending three days in hospital, officers said.
A spokeswoman for London’s Metropolitan Police said that following his arrest, 60-year-old Altaf had been allowed to attend a pre-arranged medical appointment on Tuesday.
“At the request of medical professionals, he was kept in hospital,” the spokeswoman said. “The release back to detention was agreed after consultation with the hospital responsible for assessing his medical condition.” Police refused to give any further details of his hospital stay. Altaf’s arrest at his suburban home in London on Tuesday in connection with alleged money laundering has sparked protests in Karachi, his party’s power base. 

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